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Need a Ride? Call DARTT!

Dial-a-Ride Twin Transit (DARTT) provides direct door-to-door transportation to help you get where you need to go. You can ride DARTT to medical appointments, the grocery store, the pharmacy, shopping, and other services and amenities.

How does it work?

It’s easy! Simply call 360-330-5555 to book and pay for your ride. Once your reservation is made, a van will pick you up at the appointed day and time and take you where you need to go.

Please note:

  • Reservations must be made by 4:00 p.m. the previous day (although more advance notice is appreciated).
  • Rides are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Pickup and drop off points must be located within the DARTT service area (see map below).
  • At least two hours of notice must be given for any cancelations or rescheduling of appointments.

Click here for passenger rules and regulations.

Where is the DARTT Service Area?

DARTT offers transportation in Centralia and Chehalis, Washington, and surrounding areas including Napavine, Morton, Pe Ell, Tumwater, Mossyrock, and Toledo. DARTT even offers transportation all the way to Olympia!

The DARTT service area map is broken into three zones, differentiated by colorful circles, as pictured below:

To see if your ride falls within the DARTT service area, click here or call 360-330-5555.

How much does it cost?

The price of each DARTT ride is determined by the originating zone, plus the number of additional zones that the ride passes through. To get a price for your ride quickly and easily, call 360-330-5555. A pricing chart and examples are also included below.

Below is a chart of examples describing the cost for each starting zone with zero, one, two, three, four, or five zone crossings:

Please note: All rides are one-way. To book a round-trip ride, simply schedule two one-way trips – one to your destination and one return. Rides are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and must be booked by 4:00 p.m. the previous day. More advance notice is always appreciated.

Connecting with fixed-route bus service

If you choose to connect your DARTT ride with Twin Transit’s fixed route service, you will receive a free bus pass for that portion of your trip.

Health and safety precautions 

As with our fixed route and paratransit service, the safety of Twin Transit passengers and drivers is our primary concern. As such, stringent health and safety protocols are in place:

  • Each DARTT ride will be limited to two passengers or one family group
  • Each van features a Plexiglas shield between the driver and passengers
  • Each vehicle undergoes routine sterilization
  • Masking and adherence to social distancing protocols are required

DARTT’s individualized door-to-door service gets you where you need to go – better than ever before.

For more information, call 360-330-5555.

NOVEMBER FARE FREE

Twin Transit fixed route service will be fare-free throughout the month of November. Passengers are also asked to board and exit the bus from the back door during this time. This will help reduce potential contact points and protect passengers, drivers, and staff.

Twin Transit no tiene tarifa para noviembre

El servicio de ruta fija Twin Transit no estará recogiendo tarifas durante el mes de noviembre para reducir el riesgo de exposición para nuestros conductores y personal, y reducir la propagación de COVID-19. Por favor, entre y salga por la puerta trasera.

Trick or Treat Transit – October 30th

October is here and the most Spook-tacular event of the year is right around the corner! Trick-or-Treat Transit will be rolling through the Twin Cities on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. So throw on your costumes and come enjoy some special Halloween fun!

Kids and their families can trick-or-treat in downtown Centralia, Downtown Chehalis, and the Fairway Center. Just hop on one of Twin Transit’s special Trick or Treat buses for easy transportation in between each location. (Don’t forget to trick or treat on the bus too!)

This event is hosted by the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce and Twin Transit, in partnership with sponsors Althauser Rayan Abbarno Attorneys at Law, Fairway Center, and Lewis County Historical Museum. Check out the Trick or Treat Transit poster and map below.

If you’re looking for even more Halloween fun, check out the Trunks with Treats event at the Veteran’s Memorial Museum! This event will take place from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday October 30th. It will also be followed by a drive-in movie showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8:00 p.m.!

We’ll see you there!

OCTOBER FARE FREE

Twin Transit fixed route service will be fare-free throughout the month of October. Passengers are also asked to board and exit the bus from the back door during this time. This will help reduce contact; protect passengers, drivers, and staff; and slow the spread of COVID-19.

What if I already purchased a September or October monthly pass?

Previously purchased September or October monthly passes will be valid throughout the month of November. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Info@TwinTransit.org.

Durante el mes de octubre, el servicio de ruta fija de Twin Transit será gratuito. Por favor, entre y salga por la puerta trasera.

¿Por qué Twin Transit no tiene tarifa para octubre?

El servicio de ruta fija Twin Transit no estará recogiendo tarifas durante el mes de octubre para reducir el riesgo de exposición para nuestros conductores y personal, y reducir la propagación de COVID-19.

¿Qué ocurre si ya he adquirido un pase mensual de septiembre o octubre?

Los pases de septiembre o octubre adquiridos anteriormente serán válidos durante todo el mes de noviembre. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor contacte a Info@TwinTransit.org. Visite TwinTransit.org para obtener las actualizaciones más recientes.

SEPTEMBER FARE FREE

Twin Transit fixed route service will be fare-free throughout the month of September. This will help reduce contact; protect passengers, drivers, and staff; and slow the spread of COVID-19.

What if I already purchased a September monthly pass?

Previously purchased September passes will be valid throughout the month of October. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Info@TwinTransit.org.

Heat Wave August 11-14

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from 1:00 p.m. today, August 11, through 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 14. Twin Transit is actively monitoring the situation as it unfolds. Please refer to the Twin Transit website for information on any heat-related updates or route adjustments that may occur.

Please keep in mind that excessive heat can be dangerous. Plan ahead and bring extra water with you, as you are out and about. Please also review the following symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you experience any of these throughout your workday, please take precautions immediately immediately.

According to the Mayo Clinic, in most cases, heat exhaustion can be treated by the following:

  • Rest in a cool place. Getting into an air-conditioned building is best, but at the very least, find a shady spot or sit in front of a fan. Rest on your back with your legs elevated higher than your heart level.
  • Drink cool fluids. Stick to water or sports drinks. Don’t drink any alcoholic beverages, which can contribute to dehydration.
  • Try cooling measures. If possible, take a cool shower, soak in a cool bath, or put towels soaked in cool water on your skin. If you’re outdoors and not near shelter, soaking in a cool pond or stream can help bring your temperature down.
  • Loosen clothing. Remove any unnecessary clothing and make sure your clothes are lightweight and nonbinding.
  • If you don’t begin to feel better within one hour of using these treatment measures, seek prompt medical attention.

Stay cool and stay safe!

Kids Ride Free on Twin Transit

With summer in full swing, you may be wondering how to help your kids get where they need to go. When school isn’t in session, teens and tweens are often faced with long days at home. If they don’t have access to transportation, they’re unable to meet up with friends, participate in summer activities, or visit fun places around the Twin Cities like Thorbeckes, Shankz, and local parks.

Fortunately – kids ride free on Twin Transit!

This applies to all kids, age 18 and under, and those still in high school. Kids age 10 and up are allowed to ride unaccompanied, while those nine and under are required to have a responsible chaperone age 16 or up to accompany them. No passes are required, although a student ID is recommended for older children.

What if you don’t live near a Twin Transit bus line?

You can book a pre-arranged ride for your child on our new door-to-door transportation service, DARTT! For more information, visit TwinTransit.org/DARTT.

Have questions? Give us a call at 360-330-2072 or email info@twintransit.org.

FIND YOUR BUS

Wondering when your bus will arrive? Now you can track its location in real time!

Simply click here for a quick tutorial, which will then take you to a live map showing the current location of your bus. It’s that easy!

So linger a little longer over that morning cup of brew. With the “Find Your Bus” app, you can step outside right on time. 

For up-to-date Twin Transit route maps and timetables, visit twintransit.org/routes/.

Twin Transit Opens Mellen Street e-Transit Station

Twin Transit celebrated the Grand Opening of the Mellen Street e-Transit Station on June 3, 2021. What began as a simple park & ride has now been transformed into a comprehensive, clean energy-centered transit station, complete with electric bus service, wave induction charging, electric car charging, ample parking, and bicycle and pedestrian access.

Both of Twin Transit’s new electric buses were featured at the grand opening event. Re-fabricated from old diesel, these buses are the first step toward achieving our goal of a completely zero-emission fleet. The Mellen Street e-Transit Station, was designed as a launching pad for these and other new technologies.

The Mellen Street e-Transit Station is a marriage of innovative new technology and remarkable service. The site features a wave induction charger powerful enough to bump charge the electric buses throughout the day, simply by pulling them over the top of the charging pad. It also features two types of electric car chargers, one moderate and the other high-powered, so people can plug in their cars, hop on the bus and go shopping or grab a bite to eat while they charge.

People can access the Mellen Street e-Transit Station by driving, or by simply walking on the sidewalk. They can bike to it on the bike path. They can use it as a meeting point for a carpool or vanpool. Or they can schedule a ride on Twin Transit’s door-to-door transportation service, DARTT.

And from the Mellen Street e-Transit Station, they can catch a bus to key points throughout the Twin Cities, and all the way north to Tumwater and Olympia, from which they can connect with other transit providers and travel as far as Lacey, Aberdeen, Tacoma, SeaTac Airport, and beyond.

This is public transportation like we’ve never seen in Lewis County – and with Twin Transit’s electric buses, it’s quieter, cleaner, more comfortable, and more environmentally friendly than ever before.

Bu why does this really matter?

Because transportation is the key to everything. It’s access to a reliable job. It’s an opportunity for quality education through Running Start, college, vocational school, and internships. It’s a connection to grocery shopping and other life essential services for our senior citizens. In short, it’s the health, welfare and economic vitality of our community.  

These aren’t just buses. They’re opportunities – and with exciting new technologies like those of the Mellen Street e-Transit Station, the possibilities just got a whole lot bigger.

Check out these photos of the Mellen Street e-Transit Station Grand Opening Celebration:

The Mellen Street e-Transit Station also serves as the hub for Twin Transit routes and our new Centralia – Tumwater service, connecting Lewis County residents with public transportation to Tumwater, Olympia, Tacoma, Aberdeen, and beyond!

The Mellen Street e-Transit Station Grand Opening was a celebration of the vision, planning, and