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.
A series of surveys that were conducted for this study were recently completed and the study team is preparing a report on the input we received from all of the outreach activities conducted this summer. A technical memorandum on input and findings will be posted to this website soon. Stay tuned!
As materials from the study are available they 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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