Washington State Intercity Bus Study

Washington State Intercity Bus Study

Travel Washington Intercity Bus Plan Update 2018

The Washington State Department of Transportation, together with the KFH Group and Plangineering, LLC, is working on the update to the previous Washington State Intercity and Rural-to-Urban Public Transportation Network Plan, completed in 2007. This study is intended to include an updated inventory of Travel Washington's (Apple Line, Dungeness Line, Gold Line, and Grape Line) intercity bus services operated by private for-profit firms (Greyhound Lines, Bolt Bus, Northwestern Trailways), and regional connecting services operated by transit operators.

Let your voice be heard

We need to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete a survey and let us know about your intercity travel needs:

  • Intercity Bus Rider - If you have used any of the intercity bus services, please go to Intercity Bus Rider Survey and tell us about your intercity travel needs and your experience with Travel Washington or any of the bus services. Click here for a Spanish version.

  • NON-Intercity Bus Rider - If you have not used any of the intercity bus services, we want to hear about your intercity travel needs and what needs to be improved about intercity bus connections in Washington - please go to the Public/Community Survey and tell us what is important to you! Click here for a Spanish version.

  • Stakeholders - If you represent persons who may have intercity transportation needs, please complete the Stakeholder Survey.

  • Planners - If you work with a regional or local planning agency or a local transit system and have information about intercity transportation needs, please let us know by completing the Regional Planner Survey or the Transit Operator Survey and emailing or mailing back to us.
Your voice matters

Surveys are being collected through July 31, 2018.


As materials from the study are available they will be posted below for download. (Click on thumbnail to download documents.)

Community Meeting Presentation

Technical Memorandum #1: Existing Services

Technical Memorandum #2: Needs Assessment


The study team is being assisted by a representative study advisory committee. The study also includes a consultation process that involves input from:

The study will also include an update of the demographic analysis, focusing on those areas that have a density of likely intercity bus users, and on potential key destinations including colleges and universities, military installations, correctional facilities, major medical facilities, and other types of activity centers. The demographic areas and key destinations will be compared to determine where there are gaps in the existing intercity network.

In addition, the study is focusing on the four Travel Washington routes developed by WSDOT in response to the 2007 study, evaluating ridership, productivity, and connectivity. Based on the evaluation of existing routes funded under the Travel Washington program, the network and demographic analysis, input from the advisory committee, and the results of the consultation process the study will make recommendations for any potential changes in the existing Travel Washington service and for potential new services if needed.

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