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Planning

Our Goals

Kitsap Transit is planning for the future of public transport in our county. We work to:

  • Integrate the growth of our bus system with higher-level transit options;
  • Further incorporate Passenger-Only Ferries with shore-side options, from buses to fixed guide ways and Washington State Ferries;
  • Lower costs of high-demand transit alternatives by sizing stations correctly, preserving and securing sites, and keep pieces of right-of-way;
  • Develop complementary transit and land use planning.

Transit Development Plan (TDP)

Download Kitsap Transit's 2017-2022 Transit Development Plan (pdf)

Long Range Transit Plan (LRTP)

Download Kitsap Transit's 2016-2036 Long Range Transit Plan (pdf)

Service Planning

Do you have ideas about your bus or Foot Ferry service? We want to hear from you!

Kitsap Transit is always looking for ways to improve your service, but we need help to know what your needs are. Please click here to send us your suggestions or call us at 360.373.2877.

Project Planning

The projects that Kitsap Transit invests in are geared to make taking public transportation easier and safer for you. If you have ideas on where Kitsap Transit should place its next park & ride or have other ideas that benefit our riders, let us know. Please click here to send us your ideas!

Active Projects

These projects are just some of the great things Kitsap Transit is doing to make our services more accessible to you. Questions about all active projects can be directed to the Service & Capital Development Director at steffanil@kitsaptransit.com.

Comprehensive Route Analysis

Kitsap Transit is taking a fresh look at our bus routes and services to ensure we provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation choices to meet emerging community needs. Our population is growing and it is essential we look forward and grow our bus network together.  We are looking to the community to help us understand how current bus routes are working and identify how we might transform our system in the future. We want to hear from a broad group of transit users and community members – including those who are dependent on transit and those who might not use transit now. Information on upcoming events and engagement opportunities will be highlighted on our website.

In our analysis, we will incorporate:

  • Community input gathered at in-person workshops, an online open house and an on-board survey
  • Data on current ridership patterns
  • Projected population growth in Kitsap County

We will use this comprehensive route analysis to recommend adaptations to our transit network to provide you with improved services. Those recommendations will be incorporated into a draft implementation plan that will be shared with the community later this summer. After gathering feedback on that draft, we anticipate finalizing the implementation plan in the fall.

To review our current fact sheet and anticipated schedule please click here.

For additional information on our existing conditions please click here.

Silverdale Transit Center

The current, temporary Silverdale Transfer Center serves ten Kitsap Transit bus routes. It is located adjacent to the  The Trails at Silverdale retail center on Greaves Way.  Kitsap Transit plans to build a permanent transit center in the Silverdale area that will provide safe, ADA-accessible connections in a pedestrian-friendly location with easy access to shopping, housing and medical and social services.  Kitsap Transit's Transit Board selected a location on Ridgetop, across from Harrison Hospital, to move forward with an environmental analysis.  The selection was based on a site alternatives analysis.  An environmental analysis and traffic study are being conducted and will be factors in the final site selection. 

Wheaton Way Transit Center

The current East Bremerton Tranfer Center is located on leased property along Sylvan Way, just west of Wheaton Way.  It is served by six Kitsap Transit bus routes.  Kitsap Transit plans to build a permanent transit center along the Wheaton Way corridor that will provide safe, ADA-accessible connections in a pedestrian-friendly location with easy access to shopping, housing and medical and social services.  Following an alternatives analysis of potential locations and a public hearing, Kitsap Transit's Transit Board selected a location on Wheaton Way, next to the Arby's Restaurant, to move forward with an environmental analysis. Kitsap Transit has acquired the property and is now in the early design phase. You can read the latest on the project here. 

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Kitsap Transit is a lead agency for the SEPA on transit projects and developments in Kitsap County. This means that we adopt policies and procedures in accordance with SEPA regulations so that we can determine the environmental impact of our projects.

View Kitsap Transit SEPA Policy Board Resolution (pdf)

Kitsap Transit Fast Ferry SEPA

The SEPA review process is complete.

State Environmental Policy Act checklist for the Kitsap Transit Fast Ferry project (pdf)
Mitigated Determination of Nonsignficance (MDNS) for the Kitsap Transit Fast Ferry project (pdf)

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60 Washington Avenue, Suite 200, Bremerton, WA 98337 Visit our office Phone: (360) 373-2877 or 1-800-501-RIDE