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About the Committee
The Operations Committee was formed in 1986 and meets three times per year to discuss transit operational issues. Meetings are held at different host transit properties in March and October of each year and as a segment of the annual Washington State Public Transportation Conference in August. This committee is one of our largest and most active committees.


Committee Goals & Objectives
Operations of a transit agency are very important; without the operations department, there would be no one to drive the buses, plan the routes and oversee that it all runs smoothly and efficiently for the public. This committee discusses current issues such as rules and regulations for CDL drivers, paratransit issues, bus equipment, dispatch issues and policies and procedures within each agency.

Committee Leadership

The Committee is currently lead by the Chair Charlie Clarke of Salem-Keizer Transit, Vice Chair Sandy Sander of King County Metro and Secretary Tutti Compton of King County Metro. 


How to Get Involved

If you'd like more information or would like to be added to our Operations Committee contact list, please contact Melanie Espinoza at



2017 Meetings



March 15-17, 2017


Hosted Agency:

Spokane Transit 


Meeting Location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center 

(322 N Spokane Falls Ct, Spokane, WA 99201) 



Registration is now closed.


Lodging Details:


WSTA has a block of rooms reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center for Wednesday & Thursday night at the per diem rate of $99 per night plus tax.

To make your reservations, call the hotel directly at 509-455-9600 and refer to the group code "W-S-T-A". Deadline for hotel reservations is February 28, 2017.

*please note the hotel charges for parking, but our group will receive discounted overnight and event parking at $10 per vehicle.




Basic Outline listed below:

Wed., March 15th - 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., March 16th - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(Group Hosted Dinner - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Fri., March 17th - 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.



Attendee List: