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About the Smart Commuter Program
A Kitsap Transit Smart Commuter is someone who gets to work by walking, bicycling, riding a bus, carpooling, vanpooling or being a foot passenger on the ferry at least three days each week. To learn more about Smart Commuting, or to see if you qualify, review the rules below.
Carpools and vanpools must register the vehicle they travel in and display a permit in the window of the vehicle. At all Park & Ride lots where there are spaces reserved for Registered Rideshare Vehicles, vehicles parked in these spaces must have a valid permit clearly displayed and have at least two licensed people in the vehicle at the time the vehicle is parked.
Already a Smart Commuter?
Select one of the options below to renew your Smart Commuter registration.
Good News! If your employer participates in Kitsap Transit’s Guaranteed Ride Home program and you are a Smart Commuter pre-registered with your Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC), you are eligible for a Guaranteed Ride Home in the event of an emergency.
You can get a Guaranteed Ride Home if:
- You or a family member becomes ill while you are at work, or
- You unexpectedly need to work past your normal quitting time at the request of your supervisor, or
- You missed your regular ride due to an unexpected change in your work schedule, or
- You have another, similar, emergency and the ride is approved by your ETC.
The Guaranteed Ride Home Program is designed for emergencies. A Guaranteed Ride Home is not available in the event of a major disaster and may NOT be used for any of the following:
- Personal errands
- Pre-scheduled overtime or appointments
- Pre-planned medical appointments
- Business-related travel
- Working late with at least one day's prior notice or without a supervisor's request
- Trips to the hospital in place of ambulance service (for injury or illness)
- Trips to a doctor’s office or hospital resulting from an on-the-job injury
- Non-emergency side trips
How to get a Guaranteed Ride Home
If you have an emergency and need a ride, simply contact your ETC. Your ETC will call Kitsap Transit's authorized transportation provider and they will take you home. It's that simple.
Kitsap Transit will pay for the entire cost of a Guaranteed Ride Home trip that originates in Kitsap County, including the portion of the trip into Jefferson, Mason, or Pierce County. Kitsap Transit will not pay for the cost of a ferry ride or any portion of a trip into King County. Tips are discretionary and will not be paid by Kitsap Transit.