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Citizens Advisory Committee

August 2nd, 2016 by lsmedley

This Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold it’s first meeting on August 7, 2019.


August 7, 2019


Jefferson Transit is Recruiting for a Citizen Advisory Committee

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

Rider Alert: Uptown Street Fair Deviations 8/17/19

August 14th, 2019 by Lisa Bradley

Uptown Street Fair Route Deviations Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Route Deviations for Uptown Street Fair. Lawrence Street between Tyler and Polk and Tyler Street between Lawrence and Clay will
be closed to traffic from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, and from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Lawrence Street will closed from Harrison Street for a short parade.

See deviation map below: 

#11A : Left on Clay, Right on Benton, Left on Lawrence , back on route.

#11B: Right on Benton, Left on  Clay, back on route.

#2 Fort Worden: Right on Tyler, Left on Blaine, Right on Taylor, Right on Franklin, Left on Taylor, Left on Jefferson, back on route.

Rider Alert: US 101 Paving Project

May 3rd, 2019 by lsmedley

Possible Service Delays
Route # 8 Port Townsend/Sequim
Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10, 2019

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will make pavement repairs to a five-mile section of SR 20 between Fairmount Road to just north of Anderson Lake Road. Work will occur each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers during the repairs.


Rider Alert: US 101 Paving Project

April 17th, 2019 by Lisa Bradley

US 101 Paving Project starting as early as
Monday, April 22, 2019 through the summer

10 p.m. each Monday through Friday evening to 9 a.m. the following day


  • Route # 8 Sequim: possible delays on 6:12 a.m. departure to Sequim and 6:52 a.m. return from Sequim.
  • During construction transit stops may not be accessible on US 101 from Old Gardiner Road to north of West Uncas Road.


What to expect:

  • Travelers can expect overnight, single lane closures each weekday beginning as early as Monday, April 22 through late summer until work is complete.
  • During the overnight closures, drivers will follow a pilot car through the work zone.
  • No work is scheduled July 19-21 for the Sequim Lavender Festival.


WSDOT encourages late night ferry riders or those traveling across the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge to plan extra time to reach their destinations during construction.

If you have any questions please call Customer Service at 360-385-4777.


Rider Alert: Farmer’s Market Deviation

April 4th, 2019 by Lisa Bradley

Farmer’s Market Saturdays

April 6th, – December 21st, 2019

9:00 am – 2:00 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.

If you have any questions, please

contact Customer Service at 1-360-385-4777


Rider Alert: New Wayfinding Signs

January 18th, 2019 by Lisa Bradley

Jefferson Transit Authority has new wayfinding signs

at each of our bus stops to assist customers to identify route stops

and when calling into Customer Service to plan trips.


If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-360-385-4777

Rider Alert: Older Day Passes not valid after 12/22/2018

December 17th, 2018 by Lisa Bradley

These passes will no longer be valid after 12/22/2018

Pass Description: Light green in color, red writing on top, color Logo


If you have questions please call Customer Service at 360-385-4777


Budget Hearing

November 19th, 2018 by lsmedley


The Jefferson Transit Authority (JTA) Board will hold a Budget Hearing on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 1:30 pm at the Jefferson Transit Authority Boardroom located at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend WA. This meeting is being held to discuss the 2019 Operating/Capital Budget.  There will also be an Executive Session for discussion regarding property per RCW 42.30.110(1)(b), This meeting is open to the public and comments are encouraged.

The proposed 2019 Annual Operating/Capital Budget is available at the Haines Place Transit Center at 440 12th Street, Port Townsend, the Jefferson Transit Administration Building at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend, and on the Jefferson Transit website at www.jeffersontransit.com.

Notification for the Budget Hearing was posted in the Port Townsend Leader (JTA Paper of Record) on 11/07/2018 and 11/14/2018, and posted on www.jeffersontransit.com.

For questions, please contact the Clerk of the Board at lsmedley@jeffersontransit.com or at (360) 385-3020 ext. 108.

Rider Alert: Service Change: September 17, 2018

September 14th, 2018 by Lisa Bradley

Service Change: September 17, 2018

The Following schedule changes will be effective September 17, 2018.

New schedules are available.


#1 Brinnon-

Southbound Black Point Turnaround Stop was added to the Port  Townsend to Brinnon schedule.

Northbound Black Point Turnaround Stop was added to the Brinnon   to Port Townsend schedule.

#6A Tri Area- 

The 1:05 pm departure from Haines Place Park and Ride  has changed to 1:00 pm departure the time points for each stop on this route will be 4-5 minutes earlier and will arrive back at Haines Place Park and Ride at 1:52 pm instead of 1:56 pm

#8 Sequim-

The departure time for the 63 4 Corners Park and Ride from Sequim  to Port Townsend changed from 1:30 pm to 1:25 pm.


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


Please Yield to buses re-entering traffic

August 17th, 2018 by Lisa Bradley

Please Yield to buses reentering traffic.

There are more people each day choosing to use public transportation to get to and from their destinations. The Transit bus makes several stops along the route to pick up and drop off passengers. This can make it difficult to keep things moving and on schedule. If you see a Transit bus signaling to re-enter traffic please yield to allow them to merge safely back into traffic. By doing this it will help to get passengers to their destination safely and on time. The drivers and passengers thank you for courtesy.

RCW 46.61.220: You must yield to any transit vehicle (bus) that has signaled and is pulling back onto the roadway.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – Jefferson Transit Authority

August 2nd, 2018 by Lisa Bradley

Jefferson Transit Authority will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed 2018-2023 Transit Development Plan (TDP) during the regular Authority Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the Jefferson Transit Authority Boardroom, located at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

This document addresses long and short-range priorities, capital improvements, planned significant operating changes, program funding sources, and provides a summary of 2017 Jefferson Transit operations.

A draft document is available for public review during regular office hours at Jefferson Transit’s Administrative Office located at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368, or online at www.jeffersontransit.com under the drop-down menu titled “About JTA” and select “Transit Development Plan.”

This meeting is open to the public and comments are encouraged.  Persons wishing to comment may do so by submitting oral testimony during the Public Hearing, by submitting written comments to 63 4 Corners Road, or by phone at 360-385-4777 on or before August 21, 2018.