Effective June 11, 2020, ruralTRANSIT will resume regular service to the Chehalis Reservation. 

Please continue to check this site for further updates.


ruralTRANSIT is currently running on regular schedules, and will continue to do so as long as we feel we can protect our personnel and riders. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak we have increased our bus cleaning procedures and we ask our riders to please:

  • Not ride if you are sick, help keep everyone safe, and
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet

We will update this site as things change.

Need to get to Olympia from Centralia? Looking for commute options from south Thurston County to Tumwater or Olympia? 

ruralTRANSIT (rT) connects the
communities of Rochester, Tenino, Bucoda, Rainier and Yelm, and the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation to the greater tri-city area of Tumwater, Olympia, and Lacey. rT is your connection between Twin Transit in Lewis County and Intercity Transit in Thurston County. Ride with us! 1-253-472-7846
Have questions?

If you've never used transit before, or you have questions about anything - routes, pickup locations, or route detours - call our Customer Service line. We can answer your questions and help make your experience a good one.

Call 1-253-472-7846 and talk to an expert. Customer service is available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

To accommodate riders, rT will deviate its route by up to three-quarters (3/4) of a mile. Please contact Customer Service at 1.253.472.7846 to make arrangements.


 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday
Services are available to the general public.
  To have any of this information translated to another language,
contact Thurston Regional Planning Council.