Transit Board

Current Meeting Agendas & Packets


On March 24, 2020, the Governor of the State of Washington adopted Proclamation 20-28 and thereafter subsequent amendments suspending certain provisions provided in the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA):

FURTHERMORE, based on the above situation and under the provisions of RCW 43.06.220(1)(h), I find that RCW 42.30, as applied to all public agencies statewide, involves the conduct of state business, and to help preserve and maintain life, health, property or the public peace, I hereby amend Proclamation 20-05 to prohibit public agencies as follows:

Any public agency, subject to RCW 42.30, is prohibited from conducting any meeting, subject to RCW 42.30 unless (a) the meeting is not conducted in-person and instead provides an option(s) for the public to attend the proceedings through, at minimum, telephonic access, and may also include other electronic, internet or other means of remote access, and (b) provides the ability for all persons attending the meeting to hear each other at the same time.

Effective immediately and until further notice consistent with any revised proclamations or other orders issued by the Governor, the public will not be permitted to attend Board meetings in person based on the Governor’s March 24, 2020 mandate.

The public will be invited to listen and/or view the Board meetings via electronic and telephone options for which instructions will be a part of agenda distribution and on the Kitsap Transit’s social media platforms.

The Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 8:30am. 

May 19, 2022 Notice of Quorum - Silverdale Transit Center Groundbreaking

May 17, 2022 Board of Commissioners - Notice of Meeting Cancellation

May 3, 2022 Board of Commissioners - Meeting Packet

Instructions for Virtual Attendance

Join the webinar as an attendee: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88694896380?pwd=TFpyOVVvQWkxWVgxWDk4S3hVeWV6Zz09

Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 886 9489 6380 / Passcode: 745683

The 10-member Board is comprised of nine elected officials and a non-voting member who represents the agency's labor unions, as required by state law.  

The nine elected officials are:

  • Three members of the Legislative body of Kitsap County
  • The mayor of Bremerton
  • The mayor or a member of the city council, chosen by the council for Bainbridge Island, Port Orchard and Poulsbo
  • A member of the Bremerton City Council, as appointed by the City Council President
  • An at-large member chosen by the Transit Board Chair from among the elected officials of the three smaller cities, Bainbridge Island, Port Orchard and Poulsbo, who express an interest to the board chair

The nine elected officials serve Transit Board terms commensurate to the term of their elective office, except for the non-voting and at-large Board members; they serve for two-year terms

The Transit Board is a policy-making board. In addition to considering a variety of operational topics, ranging from large bus purchases to software upgrades, it also deliberates on policy issues such as how much Routed or ACCESS service the agency puts on the street.

In terms of basic transit agency operations, unbudgeted items that will cost more than $100,000 must go to the board for approval. 

The Transit Board also considers items like:

  • changes in fares
  • federal and state grant applications
  • contracts for operating supplies like tires, filters and the printing of new route schedules
  • contracts with service providers and for professional services such as those from attorneys and engineers
  • land purchases and construction projects
  • authorization to request bids and proposals, and later awarding contracts for activities such as rebuilding bus or van transmissions or auto body repair

Each month, the board receives written monthly progress reports on agency finances, ridership and fuel costs. The board also hears reports about upcoming/ongoing projects such as the KT's participation in the regional Smart Card or ORCA program, the results of customer service surveys in ACCESS or what is going on at the Legislature that affects KT. The board also fulfills required duties like holding public hearings on required state reports like KT's Transit Development Plan or the required federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise plan. 

All board meetings are public and anyone may attend. You can read and download board meeting agendas and materials at the links above.

If you have any questions about the Board or the agency, please contact Kitsap Transit's Clerk of the Board, Jill Boltz, at 360-478-6230 or via email at jillb@kitsaptransit.com.


Board of Commissioners Roster
Board of Commissioners Resolutions
Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes
Board of Commissioners Video Archives 
Interlocal Agreements ‚Äč
Transit 101

Reasons to Use Kitsap Transit

No. 12

The Call Center

They help me find a way from Point A to Point B.

see all

Rider Stories

view all
pic button

Helpful Videos

view all
pic button

Ways to Share


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