Kitsap Co. Washington state department of transportation

Published on May 15th, 2017 | by The Kitsap Scene

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Kitsap Transit, WSDOT Seek Input on Highway 16 Traffic

Kitsap Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation are seeking the public’s input regarding congestion on Highway 16 and future bus service.

Kitsap Transit is also holding workshops later this month throughout the county to help create a “vision” for local transportation in the future.

WSDOT is working with local communities to develop strategies for managing recurring congestion on Highway 16 between the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and Highway 3, as well as along segments of Highway 3 and Highway 304 around Gorst, according to a press release.

WSDOT is asking members of the public to complete a survey to help them better understand how people use the highways and other traffic-related issues.

The survey is live now, and will remain available through May 26. Drivers, business owners and residents along the Highway 16 corridor are encouraged to take the survey. Anyone seeking more information may contact WSDOT at orfeedback@wsdot.wa.gov.

The survey is available here.

Kitsap Transit is hosting a Comprehensive Route Analysis online open house to review current bus service and explore how to enhance service to meet future needs, according to a press release.

The agency is seeking to understand how buses currently connect riders to neighborhoods, city centers, social and community services and ferries.

“Kitsap Transit is looking for input from a broad group of transit users and community members, including people who might not use transit now and also those who are dependent on transit,” the release states.

The agency is hosting workshops this week to engage with the public regarding “a future vision of transit in Kitsap County,” as well as to answer questions.

The workshops will be held:

Wednesday, May 17
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
South Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station 8
1974 Fircrest Dr SE, Port Orchard

Monday, May 22
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sheridan Park Community Center
680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton

Wednesday, May 31
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
North Viking Transit Center
21992 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo

Anyone with questions may contact Steffani Lillie, Kitsap Transit Service and Capital Development Director, at 360-478-6931, or at routeanalysis@kitsaptransit.com.

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