Skip Top Navigation

Public Transportation Division

woman steppping off a bus

Women in a wheelchair boards bus


More than ever, people in Washington are choosing to share a ride, catch a bus, ride a bicycle and use other efficient transportation choices to get around while driving alone less often.

WSDOT’s Public Transportation Division fuels this shift with commute and travel options that fit busy lifestyles, ease traffic congestion and reduce vehicle emissions. The division supports programs and projects that connect big and small communities and provide access to most people in our state.

Our bottom line: make a measurable, meaningful difference for individuals, communities, the economy and environment.


Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program
Encouraging people to ride the bus, vanpool, carpool, walk, bike, work from home, or compress their work week for a more efficient transportation system.

Vanpool Program
Working with local agencies and jurisdictions to expand vanpool programs across the state and offer more commuters another convenient and affordable choice for efficient transportation.

Accessible Transportation
Ensuring people with special needs have transportation options too and supporting the Agency Council on Coordinated Transportation (ACCT) in its mission to coordinate affordable and accessible transportation choices for people with special needs in collaboration with state and local agencies and organizations.

Intercity Bus Program
Connecting a network of intercity public transportation services that enhance access between rural and urban areas and developing the Travel Washington Intercity Bus Program to fill in the gaps.

Contracts and Grants Administration Program
Providing guidance to public transportation agencies on six-year, capital improvement and asset management plans.

Regional Mobility
Improving connections between transit services and integrating public transportation and the highway system.

Construction Traffic Planning
To keep people, businesses and the economy moving during construction, we work with a variety of agencies to conduct intense, early planning, coordination and traffic mitigation. Our bottom line: keep people and goods moving while completing construction on-time and within budget.