Weather and Holiday Closures


Severe Weather

Mason County experiences severe weather which can affect bus service.  MTA will make every effort to keep scheduled routes on the road, and provide Dial-A-Ride (DAR) Service as long as vehicles are safely allowed on the roads.  In some instances we may need to cancel your DAR trip if we have been notified the facility you are going to has closed due to severe weather.  Please be aware that life-sustaining medical trips will have first priority during severe weather conditions for as long as vehicles are safely allowed on the roads.

In the event of extremely bad weather or emergency related conditions, riders can listen to local news stations or click on the “Rider Alert” icon on the homepage for updates on our service.  We now also offer rider alert subscriptions!  You have the option to receive alerts directly via email or as a text to your phone.  Another option for staying up-to-date with MTA alerts & news is to follow us on Twitter @MasonTransit.


MTA provides service schedule changes and updates to the following local news stations:

  • KIRO AM 710 / FM 97.3
  • KOMO-TV (4)
  • KOMO AM 1000 / FM 97.7
  • KING-TV (5)
  • KMAS AM 1030
  • KIRO-TV (7)
  • KPLU FM 88.5
  • KCPQ-TV (13)


Holiday Closures

MTA is closed on Sundays and 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
  • Christmas Day


We operate on a Saturday service schedule when a Federal and/or State observed holiday falls on a weekday such as Veterans Day & the Day after Thanksgiving.