Pullman Transit History

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:01


Pullman Transit was founded in 1979 to serve the Pullman and Washington State University communities.  Our fleet consists of:

6 x 35-foot Gillig phantom buses;

10 x 35-ft. Gillig diesel coach buses;

7 x 40-ft. Gillig diesel coaches;

3 x 35-ft. Gillig electric-hybrid coach buses;

3  x 40-ft. Gillig electric hybrid coach buses

6 x Para transit vans.

We operate seven days per week, with the fixed routes providing 1.4 million rides annually, mostly to university students.  Our expanded service during the WSU school year is Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Saturday from 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

During the remainder of the year we operate from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with modified service on most major holidays. 

Our core Community Routes are the Silver, Blue, Coffee and Loop, while Express Routes provide service between the WSU campus and the student housing areas located north of campus.  

We also provide morning and afternoon school bus service to Pullman School District's middle and high school students.

Our Dial-A-Ride provides paratransit van service to elderly and disabled patrons.  Dial-A-Ride provides 20,000 rides each year, and operates during the same times that the fixed bus routes operate.

Of the 47 employees at Pullman Transit, 32 are drivers, six are Dispatchers, and five are Bus Washers.