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Statistical Information

Jefferson Transit Authority became operational in 1981 after voter approval to establish the agency and subsequent sales tax levy.  We are a municipal corportation of the State of Washington.  Jefferson Transit’s six member governing board is comprised of all three Jefferson County Comissioners, two City Council members from the City of Port Townsend and one non voting Union member representing JTA Union Members of Amalgamated Transit Union #587.

As of February 2011, Jefferson Transit employed:

  • 30 employees in the Operations Department
  • 7 employees in the Maintenance Department
  • 8 employees in the Administration Department
YEARPOPULATIONRIDERSHIPMILESHOURS
198116,60046,491196,25411,321
199121,600177,696375,01914,088
200126,100167,395338,59813,327
201129,872282,383452,78515,999

 

Current statistics

County Population:  29,872 (per US Census data-2010 actual)
Area:  1803 square miles (per US Census data-2010 actual)
Population Density:  16.6 per square mile (per US Census data-2010 actual)
Employees:  45
Revenue Vehicles: 40
Routes: 8 (7-East Jefferson County, 1 West Jefferson County)
Annual Operating Budget:  $3,942,963 (2012)
Annual Capital Budget: $125,000 (2012)