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.
We need to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete a survey and let us know about your intercity travel needs:
In addition, we welcome your participation in one of the seven community meetings we are hosting in locations around the state.
We are hosting a series of community meetings across Washington State, and we invite stakeholders and interested members of the public to attend any of these meetings. Seven meetings have been scheduled and are listed below. We are also looking at having a meeting in Northeast Washington. Stay tuned for updates.
Monday, June 4, 1:00 pm
Aberdeen Timberland Library Public Meeting Room
121 East Market Street, Aberdeen, WA
Wednesday, June 6, 2:00 pm
Yakima County Facilities Conference Room
228 N. 1st Street, Yakima, WA
Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 pm
Omak City Hall Council Meeting Room
2 Ash Street N, Omak, WA
Monday, June 25, 9:00 - 11:00 am
195 S Oak Street, Colville, WA
Note: This is a Public Transportation Open House hosted by the Tri County Economic Development District/Northeast Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization (NEW RTPO). In the context of this open house, a representative from the Travel Washington project will be on hand to discuss the project, answer questions, and receive your suggestions.
Tuesday, June 5, 1:00 pm
Train Depot Multi-Purpose Room
210 Railroad Avenue, Centralia, WA
Monday, June 11, 1:00 pm
Police Department Fulton Community Meeting Room
54 E. Moore Street, Walla Walla, WA
Wednesday, June 20, 4:00 pm
Vern Burton Community Center
308 E. 4th Street, Port Angeles, WA
Monday, June 25, 1:00 pm
Skagit Station Community Room
105 E. Kincaid Street, Mount Vernon, WA
As materials from the study are available it will be posted below for download. (Click on thumbnail to download documents.)
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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