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Representing, Serving & 

Promoting Public Transportation 

 

 

The Washington State Transit Association represents public transit systems across Washington state. 

Collectively, these systems provide over 221 million trips per year on buses, vanpools, light rail, commuter rail,streetcars, passenger ferries and special needs transportation vehicles.  Our mission is to shape, ignite, and inspire decisions that promote public transportation as a vital element of the communities we serve. 

 Annual Public 

Transportation Conference

September, 19-21, 2016

Wenatchee, WA

 



 Statewide Public Transportation Facts

 

32 public transit agencies, serving rural, small urban, urban and regional areas

   

80 percent of the state’s population is within transit boundaries

   

Public transit agencies provided 221 million passenger trips, annually, including over 6.8 million trips by those with special transportation needs

   

Public transit includes buses, paratransit (door-to-door or shared-ride service), van pools, light rail and commuter rail

 

Public transit agencies operate more than 2,800 vanpools, the largest program in the nation

   

Transit provides congestion relief and capacity on roads, with over 40 percent of commuters into Seattle taking transit

   

Transit agencies are heavily-dependent on local sales tax, which with passenger fares total as much as 80 percent of revenue

   

Five transit agencies are at their maximum sales tax rate of 0.9 percent – with no other local funding options

   

Transit agencies are accountable to their governing bodies (elected officials), their customers, and the federal and state government


Upcoming 
WSTA Events 


June 2
Roadeo Steering Committee Mtg.
Wenatchee, WA
Click here for meeting details

 

June 21

2nd Quarter WSTA Board Mtg.,

Walla Walla, WA


June 22

Finance Officers Leadership Committee Mtg.,

Walla Walla, WA


Registration is combined for all three events

Click here for meeting details

 

July 8
HR Roundtable Committee Mtg.,
Wenatchee, WA
Meeting details coming soon

 




View the 2016 WSTA Events Calendar


 











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