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System Wide Improvements are Coming to Ellensburg Central Transit This Fall

Ellensburg’s public transit service, Central Transit, is making some changes to increase the frequency of bus service, and better match the times the bus operates with when people go to work or school.


Early 2019, Central Transit surveyed riders and non-riders to learn more about how Central Transit meets current mobility needs, and what improvements could be made to the bus system to make it better. Based on the survey results, what is the City of Ellensburg doing to improve the Central Transit bus system?


Buses will operate more often to take riders where they want to go. Riders will have more buses going to the places they want to go to like home, CWU, shopping, medical and professional offices, other bus systems including Greyhound, downtown and more. Riders will be able to hop on buses at bus stops more often, and it will take less time to get from place to place.


Buses offer times of service that consider rider's work and class schedule. Riders will be able to catch the bus at times of day that better match up to ESD and CWU class schedules and area employer’s work schedules.


Riders will note the elimination of bus route loops in favor of buses traveling bi-directionally or out and back on the same roads. The addition of one route increases capacity, facilitating the ability for buses to run more often.

Central Transit will continue to get people where they want to go, quickly and reliably. And it's fare-free.


For more information, contact Margaret Reich, City of Ellensburg, 509-925-8657.