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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


Date & Time:
October 25, 2017: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

October 26, 2017: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

October 27, 2017: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Hosted By:
Intercity Transit


Meeting Location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Olympia

415 Capitol Way North

Olympia, WA 98501

**Meeting Room - Capitol Room


Registration now closed



 For March 2017 minutes click here


The room block has closed. If you need a room please email Melanie at and she'll assist you with getting a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Olympia or a nearby hotel. Thank you.

Please see below to find out if you are registered:


March 14 - 16, 2018


Hosted By:

Link Transit


Meeting Location:

Wenatchee, WA