When adverse weather affects Squaxin Transit
The safety and well-being of our employees, clients and community members are of the utmost importance to Squaxin Island Tribe. To obtain information during adverse weather conditions the following information is provided to keep you inform of any changes to Squaxin Transit Routes.
During adverse weather conditions, Squaxin Island Transit will at a minimum follow the lead from Mason Transit Authority regarding levels of service. Due to the rural area that we cover we may run an alternate schedule or shut down service when Mason County Transportation is running minimum routes. While every weather event is different, Squaxin Transit will follow these general guidelines:
If Mason Transit shuts down Route 6 (Shelton/Olympia), Squaxin Transit will not operate.
If Shelton School District is operating on a late start or is closed due to weather, Squaxin Transit will operate on a snow route (no service on Kamilche Pt. or Bloomfield Roads, no Elma/McCleary run). Buses will run between the Reservation and the Transit Hub only.
If Griffin School is on regular schedule when Shelton Schools are late or closed, off-reservation parents can take their children to the Transit Hub for the morning Steamboat Island run.
If Squaxin Transit has to close down service during the day, we will record a message on the Squaxin Transit phone number, 432-3970, and notify MTA, Griffin School and Squaxin Island Child Development Center.
To confirm whether Squaxin Transit Services is running please call the Squaxin Transit phone number at 432-3970. Squaxin Transit drivers will update the message as necessary if changes to the level of service are needed to ensure driver and rider safety.
To find out information on Mason Transit you can listen to KMAS radio station or check the Mason Transit’s website at www.masontransit.org and click on “Rider Alert” for updates that may affect their service.