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For conference questions, contact Sharilyn Howell or call 360-705-7922

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310 Maple Park Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98504

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 47387
Olympia, WA 98504

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Public Transportation Wall of Fame

WOF Mason Transit team
Mason Transit service review committee honored
The service review committee completed a system-wide service review to look for potential efficiencies, determine service gaps and prioritize future service changes. They realigned all routes that now serve our new Transit-Community Center, developed new routing to better serve our customers, addressed capacity issues on several routes, tested running times and turn-by-turns for all the routes, and helped create processes to support the service changes. The work of this outstanding committee of drivers, a scheduler/dispatcher, operation supervisors, an operations manager and a Mason County Transportation Advisory Board member was implemented earlier this year.

Top row L-R: Kelli Norcott, Jane Seymore, Trina Gwerder, Patsy Martinez and Kristi Evans
Bottom row L-R: German Miranda, Clair Bone and Ray Rothrock
Wall of Fame honorees from Community Transit
Community Transit team honored
Community Transit’s 2014 transit team was selected by our executive team for their exceptional achievement demonstrating Community Transit’s core values. Each transit team member is an employee of the year, chosen to represent each of our core values:
Michele Kuwada, Accountability
Stephan Kimbrough, Continuous Learning
Claudia McConnell, Customer First
Craig Sasse, Environmental Stewardship
Donna Irby, Initiative and Innovation
Deb Osborne, Integrity
Sue Masel, Mutual Respect
Donna Clausen, Respect for the Communities We Serve
Ray Harnisch, Safety Conscious

L-R: Ray Harnisch, Claudia McConnell, Michele Kuwada, Craig Sasse, Donna Irby, Stephan Kimbrough, Deb Osborne, Sue Masel
Not pictured: Donna Clausen 


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information
Accommodation requests for people with disabilities can be made by contacting the WSDOT Diversity/ADA Affairs team at or by calling toll-free, 855-362-4ADA (4232). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request by calling the Washington State Relay at 711.

Title VI statement to public
It is the Washington State Department of Transportation’s policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes his or her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with WSDOT’s Office of Equal Opportunity. For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact OEO’s Title VI Coordinator at (360) 705-7082 .




Conference updates 

  • Community Engagement – Local Solutions – Statewide Investments The 2016 Public Transportation Conference will be held Sept. 18–21 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Register today!  
  • ATTENTION VENDORS: You can also sign up for the vendor expo! Our partners at CTANW are now accepting registrations for this year's expo.
  • Our call for presenters is now closed. Please check back soon to see what will be on the agenda!

Conference format and tracks
The conference gets underway Sunday, Sept. 18, with the annual Roadeo and awards banquet, hosted by the Washington State Transit Association. On Monday, we'll have the vendor expo—hosted by the Community Transportation Association of the Northwest—and the first day of conference sessions. We'll have more sessions Tuesday, followed by the Wall of Fame banquet. We'll wrap up Wednesday with our final sessions.

Our four conference tracks:

  • Technology and innovation
  • Diversity
  • Hands-on learning
  • Policymaking

Registration rates
Registration:  $325
Student registration: $150
One-day registration for Sept. 20:  $160
Roadeo awards banquet, Sept. 18: please visit the WSTA Roadeo website for more information.
Wall of Fame banquet, Sept. 20:  $30

Make your hotel reservations now
There are rooms available at the government rate for the conference at four nearby hotels. Please be sure to specify that you are with the conference to receive the discounted rate.

  • Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
    201 N. Wenatchee Ave. Reservations: 509-662-0782 - ask for Public Transportation Conference block
    Location: Next to convention center
    Room rates: $89 single; $109 double (block rate ends Aug. 16)
    Free airport shuttle
  • Comfort Inn
    815 N. Wenatchee Ave. Reservations: 509-662-1700 - ask for WSDOT Public Transportation Conference
    Location: 0.64 miles from convention center
    Room rates: $89 single or double (block rate ends Sept. 12)
  • Best Western Chieftain Inn
    1017 N. Wenatchee Ave. Reservations: 509-665-8585 - ask for WSDOT Public Trans Conference block
    Location: 0.85 miles from convention center
    Room rates: $89 single; $99 double
  • Red Lion Hotel
    1225 N. Wenatchee Ave.
    Reservations: 509-663-0711 - ask for Public Transportation Conference
    Location: 1.05 miles from convention center
    Room rates: $89 single; $99 double (block rate ends Aug. 20)
    Free airport shuttle

2015 WSTA Conference
The  Washington State Transit Association hosted the 2015 Washington State Public Transportation Conference Aug. 23-26 in Vancouver, Wash. The symposium brought hundreds of people together to shape 21st century transportation, celebrate accomplishments and learn.