Submitted by Twin Transit

Construction will soon begin on Centralia’s new Mellen Street eTransit Station. This forward-thinking, technology-focused, transportation hub will facilitate zero-emission public transit between Centralia and Tumwater, Washington, where the service will connect with Olympia’s Intercity Transit.

The Mellen Street e-Transit Station site will feature electric car charging, electric bus wave induction charging, ample parking for commuters and vanpools, bicycle and pedestrian access, and visual enhancements. Two of Twin Transit’s diesel buses are currently being refabricated into zero-emission electric models, which will be route-ready in the spring of 2021.

This innovative project is the result of a collaborative partnership between Twin Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). This model maximizes the resources of both entities to better serve the Twin Cities, commuters and travelers, and communities along the I-5 corridor. The project is funded by a 2020 Green Transportation Grant, DERA Funds, and Volkswagen settlement dollars. Together, we are maximizing technological advancements to better serve our community.

A portion of the Mellen Street Park and Ride will remain open during the construction process. For updates and additional information, visit TwinTransit.org.

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