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



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


Nisqually Transit offers rides to Tribal and community members along with employees within a 15 minute driving area of the Tribal Admin.

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 6:00a.m.- 6:00p.m. with 5:30p.m. as the latest pick up. No service from 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. (Driver’s lunchtime).

Services currently provided:

  • 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.
    • 6:00am - 6:00pm 
    • Earliest Pickup is at 6:15am, Latest is at 5:30pm 
  • 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.
  • SeaTac Shuttle Service 
    • Available to Nisqually Tribal Members and Tribal employees living in Thurston County
    • Tribal employees approved for personal travel with the understanding that Tribal member preference takes priority
    • Seven (7) days a week, 6:00am - 10:00pm
    • Three (3) weeks notice is required for scheduling purposes
    • A reservation form filled out and a 24 hour confirmation as outlined in the Airport Shuttle Policy
    • All shuttle reservations can be emailed to or dropped off with Adrian in bldg. F, located in the administration compound
    • dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Airport Shuttle Reservation Form
  • Notes
    • 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


Transportation Staff:


Billy Henry, Fleet Manager (360) 456-5221 ext. 1173
Brittany Charley, Exec. Secretary (360) 456-5221 ext. 2149
Adrian Scott, Motor Pool Coordinator/Dispatcher (360) 456-5236 ext. 1145
Jamen Nation, Driver
Jesus Torres Jr., Driver
Cecile Hemphill, Driver
Patricia Beane, Driver
Allan Taylor, Driver
Floyd Mullins, Driver 



Transit is like a Tribal Uber, without a financial transaction. We offer rides to Tribal members on and off Reservation in a 15 min radius, Monday through Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm. Call today for a ride!

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dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Nisqually Transit Deviated Fixed Route
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Nisqually Transit Services and Contacts
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg  Nisqually Transit Interim Policies and Procedures 

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.

lightbulbicon30x30.jpg You can get a customized trip plan, anywhere within their service area on their website.

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dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Airport Shuttle Reservation Form
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Airport Shuttle Policy

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