Pullman Transit History
PULLMAN TRANSIT HISTORY AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Pullman Transit was founded on March 19, 1979 to serve the Pullman and Washington State University communities. Our fleet consists of eight 35-foot Gillig phantom buses, six 35-foot low floor Gillig buses, four 40-foot low floor Gillig buses two 16-passenger mini buses and four Para transit vans.
The fixed routes are currently providing over a million four hundred thousand rides annually, mostly to university students. Our expanded service is Monday – Saturday with hours of operation Monday - Thursday from 6:50 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Friday service 6:50 am to 3:00 am and Saturday hours of operation from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. during the WSU school year and 6:50 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. during the remainder of the year with modified service on most major holidays. The E route serves north Pullman, the university, and the downtown area; I and J routes serve the south side of town, the university, and downtown area. The Express Routes provide service between the WSU campus and the student housing areas located to the north. The Night service provides limited service to areas of the north and south sides of Pullman. We also provide morning and afternoon service to Pullman School District students.
Our Dial-A-Ride provides paratransit van service to elderly and disabled patrons. Dial-A-Ride operates during the same times that the bus routes operate.
Of the 45 employees at Pullman Transit, 30 are drivers. "Driving" entails both fixed route and Dial-A-Ride van driving. Dispatchers are employed in several capacities: there are full and part time dispatchers; there are also casual dispatchers who generally have some regularly scheduled hours and are the primary backup dispatchers.