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      Public Education and Outreach         

Public Policy and Advocacy   

Collaboration and Professional Development


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


 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 



TSC Committee Meeting  

November 27, 2017

Lakewood, 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.


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

    Click here to access

Municipal Research Services Center