Public Transportation - Division overview

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

WSDOT works with businesses statewide to promote commute options and programs that encourage employees to ride the bus, vanpool, carpool, walk, bike, work from home, or compress their work week, which helps make for a more efficient transportation system.

Grant Programs

Through the administration of a variety of federal and state grant programs, WSDOT helps local and regional transportation providers purchase vehicles and equipment, expand and sustain service, and improve facilities and infrastructure.

Vanpool Program

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

Travel Washington Program

This intercity bus program provides rural communities across our state with access to larger urban centers and connections to the broader network of transportation services.