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Reduce your carbon footprint. Ride public transit on National Dump The Pump Day, Thursday, 6-15-17

June 8th, 2017 by mnash

DTP 2017

TWELFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY TO BE HELD ON JUNE 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017 Jefferson Transit joins public transportation systems across the country in celebrating National Dump the Pump Day by challenging employees in the PT business area to reduce your carbon footprint and Try Transit! We provide service from Haines Place Park and Ride to Water Street every 30 minutes! Ride all day for $1.50, seniors and youths only $1.00.

Public transportation use saves 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline per year.

From urban to suburban to rural communities, public transportation is a vital resource to Americans, and a cornerstone of our nation’s economy and local economies. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization. Additionally, public transportation provides economic opportunities since 87 percent of public transit trips impact the economy.

According to APTA’s June Transit Saving Report, a two-person household can save, on the average, $9,797 a year by downsizing to one car.

Quick Facts

  • In 2016, Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation . 
  • Since 1995, public transit ridership is up 34 percent, outpacing population growth, which is up 21 percent, and vehicle miles traveled (VMT), which is up 33 percent.
  • People board public transportation 35 million times each weekday.
  • Public transportation is a $66 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people.
  • More than 6,800 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.

Public Transportation Reduces Carbon Footprint

Calculate your CARBON SAVINGS using public transportation

  • Public transportation use in the United States reduces our nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually. This is equivalent to Washington, DC; New York City; Atlanta; Denver; and Los Angeles combined stopping using electricity.
  • One person with a 20-mile round trip commute who switches from driving to public transit can reduce his or her daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds, or more than 4,800 pounds in a year.
  • A single commuter switching his or her commute to public transportation can reduce a household’s carbon emissions by 10 percent and up to 30 percent if he or she eliminates a second car.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

June 8th, 2017 by lsmedley

The Jefferson Transit Authority (JTA) Board will be holding Public Hearings during the regular Board meetings on Tuesday, June 27, 2016, at 1:30 pm, and Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in the Jefferson Transit Authority Boardroom located at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend WA.

The purpose of the Public Hearings is to obtain public comment on the adoption of JTA’s 2017-2022 Transit Development Plan (TDP) and JTA’s 6-year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). These documents address long and short-range priorities, capital improvements, planned significant operating changes, program funding sources, and provide a summary of 2016 Jefferson Transit operations.

A draft document is available for public review after during normal office hours at Jefferson Transit’s maintenance and administration building at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368, or online at www.jeffersontransit.com under the drop down menu title “About JTA” and select “Transit Development Plan.”

Persons wishing to comment may do so by submitting oral testimony during the public hearings, or by submitting written comments to 63 4 Corners Road through August 15, 2017.

Please contact Frank Burns at 360-385-4777 ext. 110, or by email at fburns@jeffersontransit.com with any questions.

These meetings are open to the public and comments are encouraged through August 15, 2017.  Below you will find a link to the draft of the TDP.

Transit Development Plan 2017-2022 Draft

Notification for these Public Hearings will be advertised in the Port Townsend Leader (JTA Paper of Record) on 6/14/17, 6/21/2017, 8/02/17 and 8/09/2017 and posted on www.jeffersontransit.com on 6/08/2017.

PUBLIC MEETING CHANGE NOTICE

June 8th, 2017 by lsmedley

The Jefferson Transit Authority Board Monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 1:30 pm, has been changed to Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 1:30 pm.

Please check our website at www.jeffersontransit.com, or contact the Clerk of the Board at lsmedley@jeffersontransit.com or (360) 385-4777 ext. 108, for more information.

Rider Alert: #8 Sequim Route Detour June 19th – 26th, 2017

May 24th, 2017 by mnash

Update: Detour has been Extended to Monday June 26,2017

 

Jefferson Transit’s Port Townsend to Sequim Service will detour Monday, June 19, 2017 through Monday, June 26, 2017 during the WSDOT construction project on State Route 20. Transit Service will detour from 4 Corners to Hwy 104 via Hwy 19 and onto Hwy 101, and back on route at Discovery Bay.
Refer to Jefferson Transit’s website at jeffersontransit.com for schedule time changes and detour routing. 
Please be advised time changes and traffic delays may affect passengers connecting to other routes. 

See schedule and deviation map below.

No Stops between 4 Corners and
Discovery Bay, on Hwy 19 and Hwy 104

JEFFERSON TRANSIT SEQUIM DEVIATION MAP JUNE 2017

Rider Alert: Saturday May 20th, 2017, Triton Cove Shrimping

May 17th, 2017 by mnash

 Attention:

  Due to shrimping at Triton Cove, the parking lot will be full and unavailable to our buses.

Mason Transit will meet us at Black Point Turnaround on  Saturday May 20, 2017, MORNING RUN ONLY

Driver Alert - Triton Cove shrimping 2017

Rider Alert: Rhody Week Deviations, May 17th-20th, 2017

May 15th, 2017 by mnash

Jefferson Transit routes #2 Fort Worden and #11 A/B Shuttles will deviate to accommodate Rhody Festival events Wednesday, May 17th to Saturday May 20th, 2017.

Please contact customer service if you have any questions. 360-385-4777

TRICYCLE RACE
WEDNESDAY, 5-17-17
4:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

#2 FORT WORDEN
WILL BE ON NORMAL ROUTING

#11 SHUTTLE A
WILL TURN LEFT ON QUINCY,
RIGHT ON WASHINGTON, LEFT
ON MONROE AND BACK ON ROUTE

#11 SHUTTLE B
WILL TURN RIGHT ON WASHINGTON, LEFT ON QUINCY, RIGHT ON WATER AND BACK ON ROUTE

Rhody Week Deviation Maps WED 2017

RHODY PET PARADE
THURSDAY, 5-18-17
3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

#2 FORT WORDEN
WILL TURN LEFT ON BLAINE, RIGHT ON ADAMS (QUINCY OF BLOCKED), LEFT ON  JEFFERSON, AND BACK ON ROUTE

#11 SHUTTLE A
STAY ON CLAY TO BENTON, RIGHT ON BENTON, AND LEFT ON LAWRENCE

#11 SHUTTLE B
STAY ON LAWRENCE, MAKE RIGHT ON BENTON, LEFT ON CLAY TO MONROE, AND BACK ON ROUTE

Rhody Week Deviation Maps THUR 2017

KIDDIE PARADE & BED RACE
FRIDAY, 5-19-17
2:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

#2 FORT WORDEN
NORMAL ROUTING

#11 SHUTTLE A
TURN LEFT ON QUINCY, RIGHT ON TAYLOR, RIGHT ON FRANKLIN, LEFT ON QUINCY, LEFT ON CLAY, RIGHT ON VAN BUREN, LEFT ON LAWRENCE

#11 SHUTTLE B
FROM LAWRENCE MAKE RIGHT ON VAN BUREN, LEFT ON CLAY, RIGHT ON QUINCY, RIGHT ON FRANKLIN, LEFT ON TAYLOR,  DOWNHILL ON QUINCY, RIGHT ON WATER

Rhody Week Deviation Maps FRI 2017

RHODY GRAND PARADE
SATURDAY, 5-20-17

DURING THE PARADE 1:00—4:00 PM

#11 SHUTTLE A & B, AND #2 FORT WORDEN ROUTES WILL NOT RUN DURING PARADE TIMES

BEFORE PARADE 9:00—11:30 AM &
AFTER PARADE 4:00— 8:00PM

#11 SHUTTLE A & B,

SHUTTLE B WILL DEVIATE UPTOWN VIA WALKER, LEFT ON JEFFERSON TO TYLER, DOWNHILL TO WATER

SHUTTLE A IS THE REVERSE

Rhody Week Deviation Map SAT 2017

Rider Alert: Road Detour Fort Worden 5-3-17 to 5-4-17

May 2nd, 2017 by mnash

Route #2 Fort Worden will detour due to road construction

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 and Thursday, May 4, 2017

The route will turn right at San Juan Ave and F Street and proceed down Fir Street to Fort Worden

There may be delays at F Street and Cherry expect one lane alternating traffic due to paving

5-3-17 fort worden road closure

Farmers Market Deviation April 2- Dec 15, 2017

March 31st, 2017 by mnash

Farmer’s Market Saturdays

 April 01 – Dec. 15, 2017

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

The #2 Fort Worden will deviate from Tyler turning left on Lawrence, right on Taylor, then left on Jefferson, and back on to the normal route.

 

 

 

Service Change: February 20, 2017

February 17th, 2017 by mnash

The Following schedule changes will be effective February 20, 2017. New schedules are available.

#2 Fort Worden

  • The departure time for the Peninsula College Stop on Eisenhower changed from 13 minutes past the hour to 11 minutes past the hour.

#7 Poulsbo- 

  • The schedule has been updated with the time changes from Dec 5th, 2016, and has a map of the North Viking Park and Ride in Poulsbo.

#11 A/B

  • The schedule map has been updated with the new route going by
    Jefferson Healthcare.

 

Contact Customer Service with any questions, 360-385-4777 or custserv@jeffersontransit.com

Jefferson Transit is Recruiting for a Citizen Advisory Committee

August 2nd, 2016 by lsmedley

The Jefferson Transit Authority is soliciting applications from individuals residing in Jefferson County, who are interested in serving on their advisory panel, the Citizen Advisory Committee. The Committee will consist of 7 to 15 members from throughout the service area representing seniors, youth, persons with disabilities, college students, business organizations, business owners, transit service users, vanpool users, social service agencies, the medical community, school districts, neighborhood associations, the Tribes, Transit Demand Management, and citizens-at-large. The Citizen Advisory Committee typically is comprised of a diverse representation of the County.

The Authority is seeking applications from public-spirited citizens who are willing to become involved, study the issues, and serve in an advisory capacity to Jefferson Transit’s governing board.

The Citizen Advisory Committee will meet quarterly, usually in the early evening, at Jefferson Transit’s Maintenance and Administration building located at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend.

If you are interested in the opportunity to be part of establishing direction for public transportation in the Jefferson County community, please complete the application in the link below or call (360)385-4777 ext. 1, and we will mail you an  application.   Applications are also available at the Haines Place Transit Center, at 440 12th Street, Port Townsend, and at the Maintenance and Administration Building at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend.   Please mail or hand deliver completed applications to Jefferson Transit, Attn: Laura Smedley, 63 4 Corners Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368, fax to (360) 385-2321 or email to lsmedley@jeffersontransit.comThis application process will remain open until positions are filled.

The Authority Board will review all applications received. 

For more information about the Citizen Advisory Committee, or the selection process, contact Laura Smedley, (360)385-3020 ext. 108.

Citizen Advisory Committee Application