Submitted by Intercity Transit

Intercity Transit is accepting applications for the 2019 Discounted Bus Pass program. The program discounts the price of adult and youth bus passes for qualifying local non-profit and human service agencies, who pass them on to their clients. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2018. Applications are available on the Intercity Transit website or by calling 360-786-8585. Awards will be made on December 5, 2018. The program begins on January 1, 2019.

Qualifying agencies must serve clients within the cities or urban growth areas of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, or Yelm, demonstrate a direct link between transportation and the provision of agency services, and address how using the transit pass program benefits the overall community. Once selected, organizations can purchase passes at half price, good for transportation on Intercity Transit local fixed-route bus service. Intercity Transit will discount up to $400,000 worth of monthly bus passes in 2019.

Twenty-five organizations took advantage of the program in 2018. They include: Catholic Community Services, Olympia Union Gospel Mission, The Salvation Army, South Sound Parent-to-Parent Tumwater School District, and more.

Our community has many worthy agencies doing important work. Supporting these agencies helps everyone,” says Ann Freeman-Manzanares, Intercity Transit General Manager. “It’s one more way we work with local partners to help address the community’s unmet transportation needs.”

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