Monthly Bus Passes
Family Support Center (360) 528-8999 Bus passes occasionally available through caseworkers, only for homeless families.
Intercity Transit Reduced Fare Program 786-1881: Requires a Regional Reduced Fare Permit. Eligibility is based on age (65+), disability (obvious disability, or doctor’s signature on IT forms) or possession of a Medicare card. To apply, call customer service 786-1881.
Daily Bus Tickets
Church of God
5005 Lacey Blvd SE, Olympia: 360-491-0414
Only offers daily bus passes occasionally.
St. Vincent De Paul (in St Michaels Catholic Church)- very limited supply
1021 Boundary St, Olympia: 360-352-7554
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1PM to 3PM
Capital Recovery Center (360) 357-2582
Location: 1000 Chery St. SE Website: www.nwrecovery.org
If enrolled in the PATH program receive one daily bus ticket per month.
Walk in PATH hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 9AM to 12PM; clinic hours are Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 3:30PM
Door to Door
-- Village Van 705-5840
Free for people on TANF or low income and no other transportation. The first time you call for a ride, you will be asked questions to determine eligibility but there is no paperwork documentation required. This service is for rides to and from business related activities (DSHS, job related, medical appt, food bank, child care etc.) call 2-3 days in advance, but they have cancellations so if a same day ride is needed do give a call.
-- Dial-a-Lift 754-9393
For disability that prevents use of regular public transportation. $1.50 round trip. Trips can be non-business related (visiting friends etc). Apply at the Transit Center. Application process takes up to 3 weeks. Call for ride one day in advance but exceptions made. Dial-a-lift accommodates wheelchairs.
-- Paratransit 1-800-846-5438,
Paratransit gives free door-to-door rides for medical appointments. To use this service, you need a medical card. To schedule a ride, call between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, at least two business days in advance. Urgent (non-life threatening) appointments can be scheduled at any time.
Individuals with Medicaid coverage and no other means of assistance may be eligible for a monthly bus pass or daily passes if they can document (date, time, doctors name and address, etc.) multiple medical, psychiatric, or Methodone treatment appointments for the month. Call for eligibility screening.
Paratransit also offers bus passes or tickets, gas vouchers, volunteer drivers, shared ride, interpreters, and “cabulance” (a wheelchair lift-equipped vehicle).
-- Greyhound Lines: 357-5541
Cheap bus tickets around the country
-- CAP Bus:
The $4 Route to Portland 1. Take line 13 to Tumwater via the Olympia Transit Center. Get off in front of the Tumwater Safeway and sit on the green bench near the Intercity Transit bus shelter. 2. Take the $1 CAP bus from Tumwater to Vancouver, a paper copy of the schedule is available at the Olympia Transit Center office. 3. Once in Vancouver you take the c-tran bus route 134 to Downtown Portland. www.c-tran.com costs $3.00, takes 20 mins
SafePlace (domestic violence / sexual assault survivors only) has access to a local mechanic who can assist with car repairs. Approval is required by the advocacy supervisor after a meeting with the client.
Bikes and Bike Repair
Build a Bike - takes donations of used bikes and fixes them up to give away for free. They are open every Sunday from 12-4 or by appointment. They are located at 2602 18th Ave Olympia. Phone: (360) 539-0955. Website is: http://oly-wa.us/Bikes/index.php