UPDATE: With the completion of the hospital construction project Jefferson Transit will resume service Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the transit shelter located near 8th and Sheridan Street.
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September 16th, 2016 by mnash
September 16th, 2016 by mnash
The following schedule changes will be effective September 18, 2016. New schedules are available.
#2 Fort Worden–
- The Peninsula College stop has moved from Battery Way to Eisenhower Avenue, near the new College location.
- The bus will now loop the opposite direction through Fort Worden. The Bus will enter on Fort Worden Way, turn right on Eisenhower, right on Harbor Defense Way, right on Pershing Ave, and left on Fort Worden Way exiting the Fort.
#7 Poulsbo- Expected to change in December, 2016
- Jefferson Transit will be connecting with Kitsap Transit upon the opening of Kitsaps new North Viking Park & Ride. Please check jeffersontransit.com for updates.
Jefferson Transit Olympic Connection
- M-F, 2:45 pm from Forks now departs at 2:40 PM.
Jefferson Healthcare Stop
- The new Jefferson Healthcare stop at 8th & Sheridan will be open Sept. 26th. We will no longer stop at the hospital water side entrance.
The schedule times for the hospital will remain the same. The map for the #11A/B Shuttle will be updated to reflect the route change next time schedules are printed.
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 to15 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. All completed applications must be mailed or hand delivered to Jefferson Transit, Attn: Laura Smedley, 63 4 Corners Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368, faxed to (360) 385-2321 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This application process will remain open until positions are filled.
The Authority Board will review all applications received and schedule interviews. It is anticipated a selection will be made by early October and appointments made by the Authority Board at their October 18, 2016, Board Meeting. All applicants will receive notification of their status in the selection process.
For more information about the Citizen Advisory Committee, or the selection process, contact Laura Smedley, (360)385-3020 ext. 108.
July 15th, 2016 by mnash
Jefferson Transit is working to identify ways of improving transportation options for Jefferson County residents and visitors. Jefferson Transit will be conducting a series of surveys to assess the transportation needs of the community, define future goals for transit, and evaluate our service models based on the feedback.
Jefferson Transit will conduct two surveys, each open to public feedback for 5 months. We will develop the second survey questions based off the initial survey responses, to further determine the needs of the community.
Jefferson Transit will use community events, public meetings, community venues, Jefferson Transit’s website and employers as platforms for the surveys.
We encourage participation from transit riders and non-riders alike for feedback, we want to hear from everyone on how we can improve your transportation options. To encourage participation in the survey, completed surveys will be entered for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card.
You can participate in the survey by picking up a printed survey at our customer service locations, on board JTA vehicles, from a driver, or click here to take the survey online.
Customer service locations:
Jefferson Transit Administration Office
63 4 Corners Rd.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Haines Place Transit Center
440 12th Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Please direct questions to Miranda Nash.
Mnash@jeffersontransit.com or 360-385-4777 x-122
May 24th, 2016 by lsmedley
Do you want to go to Kitsap Mall…or to the Poulsbo Theater? Maybe Fort Worden or the PT Skate Park.
If you are 18 or younger, you can get unlimited rides from Memorial Day until Labor Day for just $20.00! This special summer pass can be used on Clallam Transit, Mason Transit, Grays Harbor Transit and Jefferson Transit with no extra charges. You can buy passes from a Jefferson Transit driver, from our Customer Service office at 440 12th Street, Port Townsend, near Safeway, or at the Administration Office located at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend, at the Highway 20 and 4 Corners intersection. We accept cash or checks only and cannot replace lost or stolen passes.
Check out the link to our brochure below for information and bus connections to travel around Port Townsend and beyond.
We couldn’t fit everything into our brochure so here are more fun day trips.
Fort Casey – Whidbey Island: Jefferson Transit Shuttle #11B leaving the P&R at 10:30 am – arriving opposite ferry dock at 10:40 am Ferry leaves at 11:00 am – arrives Coupeville terminal at 11:30 am (Cost $1.65) Walk to Fort Casey nearby or take Island Transit #6 (free) to Fort Ebey State Park. Check Island Transit’s schedule to travel to other destinations on Whidbey Island.
Return: Ferry leaves for Port Townsend at 4:15 pm – arrives at 4:45 pm (Cost $1.65) Catch Jefferson Transit #11A at the Port Townsend Plaza Bus Shelter at 5:03 – arriving P&R at 5:16 pm
Crescent Lake: Jefferson Transit Bus #8 – Port Townsend to Sequim Leave P&R at 8:40 am – arrive at 9:27 am Clallam Transit #30 – Sequim to Port Angeles Leave Sequim at 9:45 am – arrive Port Angeles at 10:20 am Clallam Transit #14 – Port Angeles to Crescent Lake Lodge Leave Port Angeles at 11:20 am – arrive Crescent Lake Lodge at 11:53 am
Return: Clallam Transit #14 – Across from Crescent Lake Lodge to Port Angeles Leave at 4:48 pm (across from Crescent Lake Lodge stop on Hwy 101) – arrive PA at 5:25 pm Clallam Transit #30 – PA to Sequim Leave at 5:40 pm – arrive at 6:15 pm Jefferson Transit #8 – Sequim to Port Townsend Leave at 6:40 pm – arrive at 7:23 pm
Please be at all stops at least 5 minutes ahead of schedule.
April 1st, 2016 by mnash
October 2nd, 2015 by lsmedley
On behalf of the WSTIP (Washington State Transit Insurance Pool) Board of Directors, the staff of WSTIP would like to formally congratulate Jefferson Transit Authority as the 1st recipient of the Safety Star program representing the small member group of WSTIP.
Your employee’s hard work and dedication to safety has paid off! You have earned our praise and accolades, along with the brand new WSTIP Safety Stars Award.
What we really wanted was to recognize member transit agencies that maintained impressive and stable safety records … basically showcasing the best performing agency. We also wanted to structure the award to recognize members in all three WSTIP rating categories: small, medium and large.
So, what does this mean?
It means that your agency has been consistently a good performer in terms of agency auto losses. In fact, I would say the best performer in your size category.
June 3rd, 2015 by lsmedley
Jefferson Transit Authority is pleased to announce the move of our administrative office and maintenance department from 1615 W Sims Way, Port Townsend, WA to 63 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend, WA.
Jefferson Transit will be open for business at 63 Four Corners Road on June 15, 2015 at 8:00 am.
The administrative office will be closed Friday, June 12, 2015 to facilitate the move and celebrate our Grand Opening.
Customer Service will remain open throughout the move at their new location at the Haines Place Transit Center, 440 12th Street, Port Townsend, near Safeway. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
May 11th, 2015 by lsmedley
Jefferson Transit’s new customer service office will be open for business starting Monday, May 18th at the Haines Place Transit Center, 440 12th St., Port Townsend in the building located at the Haines Place Park & Ride across from Safeway.
Office hours will run 7:00 am to 5:15 pm Monday through Friday.
Staff will be available at our new convenient location to sell local and commuter bus passes (daily, monthly and annual) as well as special College Passes and Summer Youth Passes; trip planning; Regional Reduced Fare Permits; Lost & Found; as well as being a source for transit schedules throughout the Olympic Peninsula.
The Haines Place Transit Center also offers bike lockers and free parking for bus riders.
Residents are encouraged to explore transportation options in Jefferson County and “Try Transit!”