Lewis County Seniors, United Way and Twin Transit Unite to Feed Seniors During COVID-19 Shutdown

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services highly encourage individuals age 60 and over to remain in their homes at this time. This precautionary measure is critical to protecting Lewis County’s vulnerable populations against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

While necessary, this step will be difficult for many, particularly those who depend on local senior centers for food, socialization and other services.

United Way of Lewis County, Lewis County Seniors and Twin Transit are partnering to help our senior citizens during this difficult time. These organizations are joining forces as the Lewis County Community Services Team to deliver food to those age 60 and over who are following county guidance to self-quarantine at home.

“This partnership ensures that our seniors can stay home and protected, without having to worry about where their next meal will come from,” said Lewis County Seniors Executive Director Glenda Forga. “Safety is everyone’s top priority right now. Through this partnership, we can keep our seniors safe – and well cared for.”

The group is also devising an action plan to mobilize additional resources to support this vulnerable population, in coordination with key community organizations like Catholic Community Services and local school districts.

Volunteers are needed to fill important roles. Please visit VolunteerLewis.org and click on United Way of Lewis County to sign up for this project. If you have questions or need meal deliveries, please contact 1-855-581-9495 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Twin Transit Launches East Lewis County Route in Response to COVID-19

Twin Transit is extending routes into East Lewis County during Mountain Highway’s temporary closure. This extension of services is designed to ensure rural residents can access important amenities and services during the COVID-19 shutdown. The new East County Route will begin on March 20, 2020 and operate four trips per day, Monday through Friday, until Mountain Highway service resumes. Click here for a full route map and timetables.

Routes will depart from Walmart North Side Bus Stop and loop between Chehalis and Packwood Senior Center via I-5 and Highway 12 from:

  • 6:30 am to 9:58 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 1:58 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:58 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. to 7:58 p.m.

*For current departure times, visit TwinTransit.org and click “Find Your Bus.”

The East Lewis County Route will stop at:

  • Salkum Timberland Library
  • Mayfield Texaco
  • Mossyrock Community Center
  • Chevron and Subway in Morton
  • Glenoma Grocery
  • Gene and Barb’s Grocery
  • J & L in Randle
  • Randle One Stop
  • Packwood Senior Center
  • Chehalis Walmart

*This route will not service the Onalaska area. If you live in the Onalaska area and need service, please call the number below.

For current departure times, visit TwinTransit.org and click “Find Your Bus.”

Please check TwinTransit.org frequently for route updates and other information. Call 360-330-2072 with any questions.

Twin Transit Adjusts Service in Response to COVID-19

Twin Transit is closely monitoring current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak developments and creating solutions that will allow us to continue serving our community, while reducing health risk. Our main priority is keeping our clients, our employees and our community safe.

From March 18 through April 27, Twin Transit’s service hours will be reduced to 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During this time, Twin Transit will only operate three hourly routes, with the focus of helping riders access work, medical appointments, grocery stores and other essentials. All three routes will originate from Walmart.

Route maps can be downloaded here:

These steps are regrettable but necessary to protect our passengers, our employees and our community.

Twin Transit will continue to provide paratransit service to help those living with a disability access:

  • Necessary medical appointments
  • Grocery and drugstore visits
  • Other essential services

Twin Transit has also enacted the following COVID-19 defense measures:

  • Each Twin Transit bus is fully cleaned and sterilized following CDC guidelines nightly. This process includes a fogging system, which attaches to all surfaces, sterilizes and dries within 20 minutes.
  • All bus HVAC and heater systems are sterilized nightly to protect air quality.
  • Cleaning kits have been assembled for drivers to utilize as needed throughout the day.
  • Twin Transit offices are cleaned and sterilized nightly.
  • Board meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
  • All non-operational personnel are working remotely.
  • We are in communication with the Governor’s Office, Washington Department of Transportation, and public health agencies, and will provide additional updates and information as we move forward.

We ask all riders to stay home when sick and practice the following CDC safety precautions:

  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds at a time, using soap and water. Wash them every time you leave a public place, blow your nose, cough, or sneeze.
  • When water and soap aren’t available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Cover all areas of your hands and rub them together until the sanitizer is dry.
  • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze – or cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow. Then immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces like tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, toilets and faucets daily.

Contact the Washington State Coronavirus hotline at 1-800-525-0127 with any questions or concerns.

For more information, visit:

Please stay tuned for ongoing route and service updates.

Twin Transit Enacts Coronavirus Preventative Measures

Twin Transit is taking the following preventative measures in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

  • Each Twin Transit bus is fully cleaned and sterilized following CDC guidelines nightly
  • Twin Transit offices are also cleaned and sterilized nightly
  • The March 17 board meeting is cancelled
  • All non-operational personnel are working remotely
  • We are following official federal, state and local public health guidance, while continually monitoring the situation for changes or updates

From March 18 through April 27, Twin Transit’s service hours will be reduced to 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During this time, Twin Transit will only operate three hourly routes, with the focus of helping riders access work, medical appointments, grocery stores and other essentials. All three routes will originate from Walmart.

Route maps can be downloaded here:

These steps are regrettable but necessary to protect our passengers, our employees and our community.

Twin Transit will continue to provide paratransit service to help those living with a disability access:

  • Necessary medical appointments
  • Grocery and drugstore visits
  • Other essential services

Our priority is to keep our community, staff and clients safe. With this in mind, we ask all riders to stay home when sick and practice the following CDC safety precautions:

  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds at a time, using soap and water. Wash them every time you leave a public place, blow your nose, cough, or sneeze.
  • When water and soap aren’t available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Cover all areas of your hands and rub them together until the sanitizer is dry.
  • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze – or cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow. Then immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces like tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, phones, toilets and faucets daily.

Contact the Washington State Coronavirus hotline at 1-800-525-0127 with any questions or concerns.

For more information, visit:

RE: Rider Alert Route 30 Chehalis

Effective: Friday, February 21st, 2020

This Alert has been postponed until further notice.

The route 30 bus will no longer turn Right onto 3rd street from Market. Instead from Market it will turn Right onto 4th Street, turn Left onto Washington Ave and Left onto 3rd Street.

The 3rd street stop will be relocated from the South side of the street to the North side of the street.   

Twin Transit Jacket Drive a Success

This month, Twin Transit’s Lesley Jackson rallied the team around an important cause – collecting coats for those in need.

In total, the group collected 70 coats: 30 adult jackets for the Lewis County Gospel Mission and 40 kids’ coats for Immanuel Lutheran Church’s kids’ closet.

“The whole effort was a huge success,” said Twin Transit Community Relations Director Andrea Culletto. “Our team got into the spirit and donated so many more coats than we’d even dreamed. Their kindness never ceases to amaze me. We’re especially grateful for Lesley, who is always thinking of ways we can better support our community.”

March Moving!

In March of 2020, while we remodel our Twin Transit office on Locust Street, our office staff will temporarily move to: 1638 Bishop Rd, Chehalis, WA 98532. Same phone number: 360-330-2072

Purchase your day/monthly bus passes using the Token Transit app, available via the link on our website homepage, or on the app store.

Or purchase your monthly paper passes at either Shop N Kart/Fullers or Centralia Safeway until our office staff returns to Locust Street in the fall.

Lewis County Listens – Vision 2025

Lewis County is seeking feedback from local residents to build its five-year strategic plan. The strategic plan will outline priorities for the future and guide the County’s budget process for years to come.

This is your opportunity to help shape the future of our community by taking a few minutes to share your thoughts.

The County’s volunteer Strategic Planning Advisory Committee will carefully review survey responses and use this input to help guide the content of the strategic plan.

Click here to complete the survey.