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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. 

 


 

Register now for the 2015 Public Transportation Conference! Click on the banner for more info.

 

 

 

 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 

    

 

August 22 - 23: Washington State Public Transportation Roadeo, Vancouver - Registration & Details

 

 

August 24: Washington State Public Transportation Conference & Vendor Expo, Vancouver -  Vendor Registration & Details

 

 

August 23-26: Washington State Public Transportation Conference & Vendor Expo, Vancouver -  Conference Registration & Details

 

 

 

View the 2015 WSTA Events Calendar

 

What's New?

 

Upcoming WSTA Fall Meetings:

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October 12: Facilities Maintenance Committee Meeting, Leavenworth - Meeting Details

 

October 12- 13: Maintenance Committee Meeting, Leavenworth - Meeting Details

 

October 21 - 23: Operations Committee Meeting, Seattle - Meeting Details

 

 

October 26 - 27: Clerks of the Authority Committee Meeting, Port Townsend - Meeting Details