GO Lewis-McChord is the alternative transportation system on JBLM. Whether that’s traveling across base, biking or commuting to work, GO Lewis-McChord has you covered. Options include GO Transit, the on-base shuttle system that runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. You can check out a bike for up to 14 days for free at any GO Bike checkout location, and with GO Rideshare, you can share the ride by carpooling or joining a vanpool.
GO Transit: This on base shuttle service runs every 20 minutes during duty hours, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. You can catch a ride by standing at the stop, raising your hand and making eye contact with the driver. Route times are posted at each stop.
GO Bikes are a free bike share program at various locations all over JBLM.
GO Bike is available for free to all Department of Defense employees, family members ages 18 and older and JBLM contract employees. Please bring your DOD ID card to any of the checkout locations. Staff will check out a bike for you once you fill out a waiver.
- 373rd Training Detachment Squadron, Building 1315
- Adventures Unlimited, 739 Battery Road
- Schwab Army Reserve Center, Building 09700, Room 1004
- Madigan HHC at WTB, Building 9058
- NW Adventure Center, 8050 NCO Beach Road
- Reception Center, Building 2021
- Army Wellness Center (available in summer season)
You are required to wear reflective gear on the installation when biking. We provide helmets as available, reflective gear, a water bottle cage, lights and a lock. We recommend you bring your own helmet.
It is important to follow the rules of the road.
GO Rideshare: Share your commute and join a vanpool!
What is vanpool?
A vanpool is a group of five to 15 people sharing the ride to work in a transit agency-provided van. Vanpooling saves you money on gas and wear-and-tear on your personal vehicle. It also gives you time to do things other than sitting alone in traffic. You can get help joining a vanpool or creating one that fits your schedule by filling out the vanpool request form and indicate you are traveling to JBLM.
$$ How can I save money?
All Department of Defense (DoD) employees are eligible for up to $270 subsidy each month called the Mass Transit Benefit Program. The benefit is applied to the vanpool fare charged by the transit agency. You save money because your personal vehicle stays at home while you enjoy your vanpool commute. The transit agency takes care of the costs of vehicle gas, maintenance and insurance.
How can I get started?
You can easily explore current vanpools by going to transit agency websites:
- Intercity Transit serves Thurston and Lewis County residents (intercitytransit.com)
- Kitsap Transit for Kitsap County residents (kitsaptransit.com)
- Pierce Transit for Pierce County residents (piercetransit.org)
- Pierce Trips promotes commute options for Pierce County residents (piercetrips.com)
- King County Metro for King County residents (metro.kingcounty.gov rideshare)
Our team is ready to help you find the right vanpool for you and to get your MTBP. For help, email the vanpool coordinator here: email@example.com