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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.



2016 Washington State Public Transportation Roadeo  - Hosted by WSTA

Wenatchee, WA - September 17-18

Thank you to our event Sponsors:

Washington State Transit Insurance Pool, Schetky NW, Link Transit as the Host Property

Cummins NW, Lift-U, American Seating, Braun Ability & Spokane Transit for equipment

The 40th Annual Public Transportation Conference & Expo 
Hosted by WSDOT & CTANW
September 19-21 2016 -Wenatchee, WA
Click Here for details

Click Here  - Municipal Research Service Center   

WSTA Transit Agency Members are able to utilize MRSC services  


 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 


September 15

IS Committee Mtg

Ben Franklin Transit (Tri-Cities)
Click here for details

September 18

2016 Washington State Roadeo

Wenatchee, WA

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September 19

3rd Quarter WSTA Board Meeting

Wenatchee, WA

Register for Board Dinner

September 21

Finance Officers Leadership Committee

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September 26-27
Marketing & Communications Committee Meeting
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September 28


Everett, WA
Click here to Register


October 10
Facilities Maintenance
Committee Meeting
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October 11

Maintenance Committee Meeting
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October 12
Vanpool Committee Meeting
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October 24-25
Leadership Training


October 24-25
Clerks Committee Meeting
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October 26-28

Operations Committee Meeting

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November 4
HR Committee Meeting
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