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Rider Alert: National Dump the Pump Day – Thursday, June 20, 2019

June 14th, 2019 by Lisa Bradley

Join Jefferson Transit employees and ride

public transit on National Dump the Pump Day

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Reduce your Carbon Footprint. Ride Public Transit on National Dump the Pump Day, Thursday, 6-20-19

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 2017, Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation.
  • 34 million times each weekday, people board public transportation.
  • Since 1996, public transportation ridership has increased by 31% – a growth rate higher than the 20% increase in U.S. population.
  • People board public transportation 35 million times each weekday.
  • Public transportation is a $71 billion industry that employs more than 420,000 people.
  • More than 6,800 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.
  • 45% of Americans have no access to public transportation.
  • · Millennials consider public transportation as the best option for digital socializing and among the best for connecting with communities.

Public Transportation Reduces Carbon Footprint

Rider Alert #1 Brinnon starting 5/20/19

May 6th, 2019 by Lisa Bradley

Rider Alert:  #1 Brinnon

Jefferson Transit new bus schedules will take effect

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Please be advised the 5:40 PM Brinnon departure from
Haines Place will now depart earlier leaving at 5:37 PM. 


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


Rider Alert: #1 Brinnon – Triton Cove Shrimping

May 6th, 2019 by Lisa Bradley

Triton Cove Shrimping

Due to shrimping at Triton Cove, the parking lot will be full and unavailable to our buses.
Mason Transit will make connection with Jefferson Transit at: Black Point Turnaround

Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Saturday, June 1st, 2019


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