JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Joint Base Lewis-McChord shuttle service is set to start June 28. It will operate on four routes with six, 15-passenger vans from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
Each shuttle should take 20 minutes to complete the route.
On weekends, the shuttle service will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. by dispatch with pickup and drop-off stops at the shuttle pickup locations. The dispatch number is 253-477-3717.
The shuttle van service will not operate on federal holidays.
Currently, the van capacity is limited to eight passengers, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The JBLM shuttle service has four routes:
- Red Route on Lewis Main, from the post office to the Soldier Recovery Unit, Madigan;
- Blue Route, Lewis Main to McChord Field, from the Soldier Recovery Unit, Madigan, to the Passenger Terminal/USO;
- Green Route – Lewis Main, from the Commissary/Exchange, to the NCO Academy;
- Yellow Route – Lewis North to Lewis Main, from the Lancer Bistro/Hawk Transition Center, to the NCO Academy.
The pickup and drop-off points are identified with the “Go Transit” logo. The vans display a “Go Transit” logo topper and side plague.
Active-duty service members, Department of Defense civilians, family members and sponsored guests may use the shuttle service. Shuttle users must have a valid ID available and sign a rider roster for potential contact tracing.
An Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant van is on order for use on the route.
In the future, service members will be able to download a ride system app to track the location of the vans. Routes will be evaluated monthly for ridership demand, and routes may be adjusted as appropriate.
For more information about the JBLM shuttle service, call 253-966-0557.
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