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Rider Alert: UPDATE Brinnon Route Detour Monday, 8-7-2017 through Thursday, 8-10-2017

July 21st, 2017 by mnash

UPDATE: 8/10/2017, #1 Brinnon Route Center Road detour has ended and is running on normal route and schedule.



#1 Brinnon Route Detour Monday,  August 7, 2017 through Thursday,  August 10, 2017

Jefferson Transit’s Port Townsend to Brinnon Service will detour during the county road construction project on Center Road MP 0.00 to MP 1.36. Transit Service will detour from Rhody Drive to West Valley Road to Egg & I to Center Road and back on route at Center Road.


Traffic Delays are expected on the Brinnon Route Wednesday, August 2 through Tuesday August 22

  • Traffic delays August 2 and August 3 (may extend to August 4) during pavement repair work at the Route 19/Center Road intersection  
  • Road closure August 7 through August 10 to replace a failed culvert.  (Please see bus detour routing).
  • Traffic delays August 14 through August 22 along Center Road for paving operations

Road work is expected to occur Mondays through Thursdays.  Delays may effect connections with other routes and transit agencies.

Refer to Jefferson Transit’s website at jeffersontransit.com for stop closures and detour routing. Please be advised traffic delays may affect passengers connecting to other routes.



Rider Alert: Detour at Upper Sims Way and Thomas Street, June 29, 2017, 8:30-11:00am

June 28th, 2017 by mnash

Sims Way Detour:
Sims Way and Thomas St. Roundabout

Jefferson County PUD will be installing at Street light at the Sims Way and Thomas Street roundabout on
June 29, 2017, 8:30 am to 11:00 am.

Jefferson Transit will not have access to the bus stop at Jiffy Lube and Sims Way.
To board or de-board the bus on Upper Sims Way heading toward Downtown riders will need to use the adjacent bus stops located at Sims Way & Les Schwab , or Sims Way and Hendricks Street.



Rider Alert: UPDATE; #8 Sequim Route Detour June 19th – 25th, 2017

June 25th, 2017 by mnash

Jefferson Transit will resume normal routing and schedule for the #8 Sequim Route on Hwy 20, with no detours, June 26, 2017.

Please contact customer service with questions, 360-385-4777.

Rider Alert: #8 Sequim Route; Highway 101 Jamestown S’klallam Road Construction June-October, 2017

June 23rd, 2017 by mnash

Jefferson Transit #8 Sequim Route

Please be advised road construction on Hwy 101 at Chicken Coop and Zaccardo road intersections may cause delays. Connecting transit agencies will hold whenever possible for transferring passengers but some connections may be missed.

Jamestown S’Klallam in partnership with WSDOT and Clallam County, road
construction is scheduled to begin June 26, 2017 through October, 2017.

DESCRIPTION: Reducing two existing, closely spaced intersections at Chicken Coop Road and Zaccardo Road intersections at Highway 101 milepost 271.59 into one intersection.

EXPECT: Late June or early July Highway 101 will be flagger-controlled, one-lane, one-way traffic in the evenings.



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.


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.

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