The majority of public transportation in Thurston County is provided by Intercity Transit. The agency offers a mix of programs and services, and operates 20 fixed bus routes throughout the urban areas of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Yelm. Intercity Transit also provides four express bus routes to Pierce County.
Between 2014 and 2015, ridership levels for Intercity Transit's fixed-route service decreased from 4.47 million to 4.31 million boardings - on par with the levels seen in 2008. Vanpool ridership significantly decreased between 2014 and 2015 from 760,000 to 680,000 boardings. However, Dial-A-Lift ridership rose slightly during the same period from 150,000 (2014) to 160,000 (2015) boardings.