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VALUES

      Public Education and Outreach         

Public Policy and Advocacy   

Collaboration and Professional Development


MISSION

WSTA advances the value of public transit through public education and outreach,

advocacy of positive and effective public policy

and fostering the collaboration and professional development

of public transit employees


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 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 


  

SMTA/FOLC Meeting

June 21, 2017

Kennewick, WA

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HR Roundtable

July 6 & 7, 2017

Walla Walla, WA

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Roadeo Steering Committee Meeting

July 13, 2017

Everett, WA

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ASK Transit

The ASK Transit Research Program is ran by WSTIP on behalf of WSTIP and WSTA members. Transit agency personnel may pose a question that WSTIP will facilitate getting the answers from 15 other transit agency members. The asking party receives a neatly compiled report, including sample policies and documents when applicable to the question.

CLICK HERE FOR ASK TRANSIT

Please note you may need to register and create a login to access ASK Transit via the WSTIP website.




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Municipal Research Services Center