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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

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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Transit Agency Members are able to utilize the services of the Municipal Research Service Center through their Membership with WSTA