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Routed Service - Weekday and Saturday service going to the same locations at the same time.

Route Deviation - Allows a limited distance deviation off of the regular bus route for those who experience difficulty getting to bus stops. Available on most routes depending on road conditions. Please call the Customer Service Center a minimum of two (2) hours in advance for this service.

Dial-A-Ride - Service is available for customers who experience difficulty using regular routed service or if routed service is not available. There are no eligibility requirements.  Please call the Customer Service Center a minimum of two (2) hours in advance to request a ride.

Link Routes - Dial-A-Ride service that is limited to a geographic area and may be limited to time of day or day of week. This service can help you make connections to the regular routes.

Supplemental Service, commonly called the After School Activity (ASA) Service - Shelton School District, under contract with Mason Transit Authority provides four (4) deviated routes to the following areas: Hoodsport, Kamilche, Shorecrest, Timber Lake, Lake Limerick, Mason Lake, and Cloquallum. This service is available Monday through Friday, after 5:00 pm and ONLY when school is in service. Please call the Customer Service Center one (1) hour in advance to request a ride or for additional information.  (click here to see the schedule)

Regional Connections - Scheduled connections made at the Olympia Transit Center, the Bremerton Transportation Center, and the Brinnon Store which, in turn provide access to ferries, AMTRAK and Greyhound service plus neighboring transit systems.

Squaxin Island Transit - This service operates Monday through Friday on the reservation with connections to Mason Transit at the Kamilche Transit Center just off Hwy 101.  For Squaxin Island Transit's schedule, contact our Customer Service Center or visit their website at www.squaxinisland.org.

Worker/Driver - Express routed service to and from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) for day shifts. Routes originate in Shelton and Belfair.

Vanpools - A vanpool is a group os 5-12 commuters who ride together in a van provided by Mason Transit Authority. Vanpools generally follow a set schedule and route, but unlike a bus, these are set by the riders themselves. Vanpools must begin or end in Mason County. Fares vary based on travel distance, number of riders, and in some instances are paid for through employer commuter reduction programs. Fares cover all gas, maintenance, insurance and even vehicle washing. Whether you're interested in joining a vanpool or want to start your own, we can help you!  Contact our business office for more information.

Community Van - Mason Transit Authoirty lease four (4) 12-passenger vans to local community organizations for uses that are designed to enhance economic development or for social service functions. Rates for leasing a van include mileage and a per day fee.  MTA reserves the right to adjust the rates or eliminate rates based upon decision of the Authority Board.  Call our business office to request an application or for additional information.

Sundays and Holidays - Mason Transit Authority does not operate service on Sundays and is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day (observed), Memorial Day (observed), Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Mason Transit Authority operates on Saturday service schedule when a Federal and/or State observed holiday falls on a weekday scheduled service day such as Veteran's Day.

Weather - Severe weather or road conditions may delay or disrupt service. For the latest service information, please call the Customer Service Center, visit our website and click on RIDER ALERTS.  Mason Transit provides service schedule changes and updates to the following local news stations:


KOMO Channel 4

KING5 Channel 5

KIRO Channel 7

KCPQ Channel 13


KIRO AM 710 / FM 97.3

KOMO AM 1000 / FM 97.7

KMAS AM 1030

KPLU FM 88.5

For all life threatening emergencies call 911.

Transit Watch

When it comes to safety, Mason Transit Authority can always use an extra pair of eyes. Look around. Be aware. If something doesn't look right, let us know. Mason Transit Watch invites you to be the "eyes and ears" of our local transit system. Contact the driver or the Customer Service Center to report any suspicious items or activity.

Lost and Found

If you lose an item on the bus, call the Business Office. Every effort is made to return wallets, purses and medications as soon as possible using information in or on the item.  All other found items can be picked up the next day after 10 AM. Please call before you come to make sure we've found your lost item. Mason Transit Authority is not responsible for lost or stolen items.