Planning Your rT Trip

How to Read the Schedule & Timetable

Look at the maps and determine where you want to go. The numbers across the top of the timetable show the name, address and order of stops along the route. Look at the column under each of the stops printed on the schedule. Each stop has a time list underneath to show when the bus arrives at that stop. Times are listed with the earliest time the bus stops at the top of the schedule and the latest time at the bottom.
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RT Schedule example


You want to go from Rainier to the State Office Buildings in Tumwater by 7:00 am.
  • Find the Route Map that includes the locations you are traveling between.
  • Find your starting point on the map. In this case, Rainier is timepoint 1 on Route 2.
  • Find your destination on the map, then locate the corresponding timepoint name at the top of the timetable. In this case, the State Office Buildings in Tumwater is timepoint 4.
  • Look on the schedule for your destination and preferred arrival time. A bus arrives at timepoint 4 in Tumwater at 6:59 am. To arrive on time, you must catch the bus in Rainier at 6:00 am.

Additional note: The morning routes (5) are in plain type and the afternoon routes (6) are in bold.

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