Please refer to the three community Transportation services sections below for Nisqually Transit, R/T Transit and Intercity Transit.



Nisqually Transit
Nisqually Transit is an interim transit service of the Nisqually Indian Tribe. For information or to request a ride, call (360) 456-5236 or email

Routes: Shuttle routes are between the Tribal Center (Upper Reservation) and Youth Center (Lower Reservation) areas.  Shuttle service is free of charge and operates weekdays 7:30a.m.- 3:30p.m. with 2:30p.m. as the last run. No service from 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. (Driver’s lunchtime).

Services currently provided:

  • Shuttle service
    FREE deviated fixed route service “transit runs” between the Upper and Lower Reservation areas, Monday through Friday, with transit connections (Intercity Transit, R/T Transportation) and major stops at:
    • Health Clinic/Library - 7:30a.m., 11:30a.m., 12:30p.m., 1:30p.m., 2:30p.m., 3:30p.m., 4:30p.m., and 5:30p.m.
    • New Tribal Center - 8a.m., 12p.m., 2p.m., 3p.m., 4p.m., 5p.m., and 6p.m.
  • Call request service
    FREE rides beyond the fixed route, Monday through Friday, currently as far as Yelm and Hawks Prairie areas.  
    Please call ahead at least 24-hours if possible.
    • Mornings - 8:30a.m. - 11a.m. 
    • Afternoons - 12:30p.m. - 2p.m.
  • Transportation of children
    • Children under age 12 require adult supervision.
    • Unaccompanied children ages 13-15 require a completed consent form, available from the drivers and transit office.
    • Children over age 15 should carry an ID in case of questions about age.
    • Parents/guardians should complete a consent form ahead of time if possible, so they can ride if there’s an immediate need.
  • Notes
    • Scheduled times may be 15 minutes early or late – be prepared.
    • If the shuttle bus/van doesn’t arrive, contact us to request a ride.
    • There is no service when tribal offices are closed – check with the Tribal Center.
    • Policies and procedures are available in the transit office.
    • Nisqually Transit is FREE, but connecting services are fee based.
    • R/T is $1 per ride and Intercity Transit is a small fee. They accept transit passes.

Nisqually Transit Connections:

  • R/T Transportation
  • Intercity Transit

Tom McCloud, Transportation Manager
Alice Petero, Transit Driver
Craig Arndt, Transit Driver

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dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Nisqually Transit Deviated Fixed Route
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R/T Transit

For information call 800-650-7846.  R/T accepts intercity Transit, Twin Transit, Orca, State issued Star passes. 

Routes: Tumater-Centralia (Tumwater Square), Rochester, East Tenino, Nisqually/Reservation/Rainer/Yelm (Nisqually Youth Center, Tribal Center, Yelm Wal-Mart), Nisqually Plaza)

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dowloadicon_25x25.jpg R/T Routes to Tumwater, Centralia, Rochester, Tenino, Bucoda, Nisqually Reservation,
       Yelm and Rainier
Nisqually R/T Routes to Nisqually Reservation, Rainier and Yelm

Computer_icon.jpg Intercity Transit
For information call (360) 786-1881.

Routes: Intercity Transit runs every 15 minutes during peak travel times along major corriders in Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater.

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