The Transit Division was newly created in 2008 and is fully funded through a 0.2 % sales tax. Funding supports free passenger fares for both fixed route and Para transit services.
This Division’s purpose is to administer the Union Gap Transit contract and to provide essential management and support services to the division through oversight, coordination and technical assistance.
The current contract is with Medstar Transportation providing a full array of public transit services; including those who are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Para transit eligible within the City boundaries.
“Always Safe ~ Always Free”
On June 30, 2014 Union Gap Transit got a lift as it assumed operations with Medstar Transportation; a local company that has provided transportation services throughout Washington State since 1984.
The buses have been upgraded and redesigned but still provide the same safe and free transit services. Medstar Transportation provides all transit services for the community of Union Gap, Washington including fixed route and Dial-A-Ride para-transit ADA services.
The full-service program operates:
- Monday through Friday; 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on half-hour frequency.
- Saturday and Sunday; 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on one-hour frequency.
- Dial-A-Ride para-transit services operate the same hours as the fixed route services.
- For Dial-A-Ride scheduling please call 509.574.8000.
This program is a great way for Union Gap residents with mental or physical disabilities, temporary injury or illness to travel when needed within the cities of Union Gap, Selah and Yakima.
In order to become eligible to ride “Dial-A-Ride” each applicant must complete & submit an application, which includes a medical evaluation of their disability, temporary injury or illness. Applications can be obtained by calling 509.574.8000 or by clicking the link below.
Six Year Transit Development Plan
A public hearing was held in the City Council Chambers to revise the Six Year Transit Development Plan 2020-2025 for the City of Union Gap.
All persons wishing to offer comments were encouraged to attend. After the hearing the City Council made a final determination concerning the proposed revisions.