Olympia Transit Center will reopen on November 1

After being closed for more than six months, the transit center in downtown Olympia will reopen on Sunday, November 1.

According to a press release from Intercity Transit, all computer bus lines currently in service will revert to passenger collection from the hub’s transit bays, with the exception of The One, which will continue to operate from State Avenue.

However, the customer service lobby will remain closed, the statement said, citing “limited staff available to work at the site due to health concerns related to COVID-19.”

The transit center has been closed since April 13, when the IT department also suspended the regular bus service and switched to a reservation system only in response to the governor’s order “Stay home, stay good. health”. Regular bus trips resumed in June and the IT department has gradually increased the service since then.

The downtown transit hub was also the site of an April 2 incident in which people were shot while trying to fix a broken bus window, The Olympian reported.

Security guards and operations supervisors will be at the transit center and may provide “limited customer support,” according to IT. To access customer service, passengers can call 360-786-1881.

This story was originally published October 31, 2020 5:45 am.

Brandon Block is the reporter for The Olympian’s Housing and Homelessness. He is a member of the Corps with Report For America, a national service program that places reporters in local newsrooms.

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