For thousands of residents living in and around Grays Harbor County the transit system is their main mode of transportation. Not only is the service affordable, but the transit can take riders almost everywhere that they need to go in a timely manner. To continue better serving their passengers, the Grays Harbor Transit continually works to upgrade their services to better accommodate all those who rely on their daily routes.
New service additions added into the 2018 Fall Bus Book are currently available for pick up or download on their website. Within the Bus Book are the multiple added services that include: an added weekday 10N trip at 7:30 p.m. which will also service Walmart and Sam Benn Park, added trips on the Wave now until 6:55 p.m. (the Wave is the free downtown Aberdeen shuttle) and an added weekday trip on the Route 60 Ocean Shores leaving Hoquiam at 10:50 a.m. with service to the Marina during the Dial-a-Ride lunch break. The fall schedule will remain in effect through January 6, 2019.
One of the most exciting additions to the Grays Harbor Transit is the 6, brand new 35-foot buses that will begin service at the start of 2019. These additions will include two passive restraint stations for wheelchairs as well as USB charging stations in all of the seats to further heighten riders’ experiences on board.
Grays Harbor Transit aims to keep up with the times and is doing just that by staying active on social media. Their new Twitter account, @RealGHTransit, began with the goal of creating an easy to find page to keep riders informed on changes to schedules. Following the Twitter account can be very beneficial as users can choose to receive notifications to their mobile device whenever a new Tweet with an alert becomes available. Riders can expect to receive notifications including rider alerts, route changes due to inclement weather (snow, ice, flooding, etc.) or traffic issues (fallen trees, accidents, etc.) that affect the bus service. Updates are also streamed on the Grays Harbor Transit website.
Riders can begin looking forward to the free holiday schedule that begins immediately after Thanksgiving. This includes free weekends, including the Friday after Thanksgiving, all the way through the week after Christmas. Passengers can view the calendar in the Fall Bus Book, which lists out the free service days on inside of the back cover. Riders should note that the free service is only for Grays Harbor County fares located in Zone 1. Grays Harbor Transit will not be operating on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Pick up the latest Fall Bus Book, visit their Twitter account or explore the Grays Harbor Transit website to learn more about how Grays Harbor Transit is expanding and why they’re the most reliable public transportation options in the County.