Kitsap Transit board to host public meetings on fare policy

Proposed changes would impact fees for those under 19 and vanpool program

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 11:46am
  • News
.

The Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on July 5 and vote on proposed changes, effective Sept. 1 to the agency’s fare policy.

The first change would allow anyone under age 19 to ride free of charge on all Kitsap Transit services. By doing so, Kitsap Transit would be able to receive formula and grant funds from Move Ahead Washington, the state transportation funding package that allocates $3 billion to public transportation over the next 16 years, said agency spokesman Sanjay Bhatt.

Bhatt said the second proposed fare policy change would impact the agency’s vanpool program. The proposed structure would simplify fares into four tiered bands, with a fixed monthly rate per rider based on daily roundtrip miles. Kitsap Transit is asking for public comment on three different options for the tiered bands and plans to recommend one of them to its board.

The current structure has hundreds of fares that vary by vehicle capacity, number of passengers and distance traveled.

The agency will discuss the proposal at two public meetings at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, via Zoom. For meeting information, visit kitsaptransit.com/meetings.

More in News

A little parade watcher exchanges a wave with a princess on a float. (Bob Smith | Kitsap News Group)
Summer weather returns just in time for Fathoms parade

Absent for two straight summers, parade watchers soak in the fun and sun

.
Toddler survives fentanyl overdose; mom arrested

Poulsbo child, 2, is alert; long-term effects unknown

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Bremerton. Courtesy Photo
Bremerton Planned Parenthood vows to provide access

Roe v. Wade overturned by US Supreme Court

The Timber Run sign inside the apartment property. Elisha Meyer/Port Orchard Independent Photos
Rent hike could leave some homeless

Some residents at a Port Orchard apartment complex are scrambling to find… Continue reading

.
All events back on for Kingston 4th of July

Parade at noon; fireworks at 10 p.m.

A map of the North Kitsap region where many trail segments are being considered for the North Sound to Olympics Trail. Courtesy Graphic
Planning discussed for North Sound to Olympics Trail

Kitsap County Public Works held an open house Wednesday at the Village… Continue reading

.
Turning 105 is no big deal for Mary DeLaGrange

Port Orchard birthday girl just wants her family to enjoy some cake

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center has expanded its services and is now located at College Marketplace in Poulsbo. Courtesy Photo
Poulsbo animal hospital moves, expands services

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, formerly known as Animal Emergency & Trauma… Continue reading

The donated concrete floats were towed to the Port of Poulsbo for complete refurbishment and reuse in the new floating breakwater. Courtesy Photo
Construction of new Poulsbo breakwater begins

Will be ready for public by next year

Most Read