Overview

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 that we look forward together and consider how growth will transform our community, including Kitsap Transit service.

Understanding current service, meeting changing needs

Kitsap Transit is conducting a comprehensive analysis of our current bus service that 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

The purpose of the analysis is to understand how our buses currently connect riders to neighborhoods, city centers, social and community services and ferries. We want to hear from a broad group of transit users and community members, including people who might not use transit now. We are also committed to working with those in the community who are dependent on transit.

Process and timing

We will use the comprehensive analysis to recommend improvements to our service to meet future needs. 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.