News Releases

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July 2, 2024

Kitsap Transit awarded $17 million RAISE grant

March 21, 2024

Kitsap Transit resumes plans for expansion of Sunday bus service

February 27, 2024

Kitsap Transit Pauses Expansion of Sunday Bus Service

January 5, 2024

Kitsap Transit Ferries Carried More than 1 Million Passengers in 2023

September 20, 2023

Sunday Bus Service Begins in Bremerton on Sept. 24

February 7, 2023

Transit Board gets first look at Sunday bus service proposal

November 29, 2022

Bremerton Fast Ferry to operate more sailings

October 20, 2022

Frequency, New Routes, Service Upgrades in Long-Range Transit Plan

July 25, 2022

Kitsap Transit wins two First Places in national AdWheel Awards

June 10, 2022

Bus Operator Receives Safe Driver of the Year Award for Pacific Region

June 6, 2022

Public Meetings on Proposed Changes to Fare Policy

June 2, 2022

Public Meetings Next Week for Seattle Fast Ferry Terminal Project

May 19, 2022

Groundbreaking Kicks Off Silverdale Transit Center Construction

March 14, 2022

FTA Awards Kitsap Transit $10.4 Million for Electric Buses

March 9, 2022

Kitsap Transit earns WellCity award

February 22, 2022

Kitsap Transit Awarded $7.7 million Federal Grant for Zero-Emission Passenger Ferry

February 8, 2022

Statement on State Transportation Package

January 19, 2022

Alternate Ferry Schedules During Crew Shortages

September 8, 2021

M/V Melissa Ann damage assessed, could return to service next week

July 13, 2021

Sunday bus service to be phased in, Saturday fast-ferry service returns

July 7, 2021

BI Ride offers an app to book, track and pay for on-demand bus service

June 30, 2021

Transit returning to full capacity: Regional, state agencies open all seats in July

June 3, 2021

Free Kitsap Transit monthly pass for COVID-19 vaccinations

March 11, 2021

Southworth Fast Ferry service starts March 29

March 5, 2021

Bus service changes for Southworth Fast Ferry start March 8

February 23, 2021

M/V Solano acquired from San Francisco fast-ferry operation

February 2, 2021

"We Are Kitsap. We Can Do This" campaign kicks off

January 27, 2021

Peninsula Community opens COVID vaccination site at Gateway

December 22, 2020

Southworth Fast Ferry expected to launch in 2021's first quarter

December 1, 2020

Bremerton Fast Ferry to Land at Pier 54 Starting in January 2021

October 16, 2020

Kitsap Transit Gears Up For Southworth Fast Ferry, Wins $2.25 Million Grant

August 28, 2020

Kitsap Transit and Washington Maritime Blue partners win federal grant to design battery-electric fast ferry

June 24, 2020

Strong support for face coverings in public places, new survey finds

June 12, 2020

New survey launched to gather attitudes on transit and COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Kitsap Transit wins $3.9 million federal grant for five electric buses

March 31, 2020

Temporarily reduced bus service begins April 1 (originally April 6)

March 5, 2020

Transit acts to limit spread of novel coronavirus

March 3, 2020

Kitsap Transit earns WellCity award

February 4, 2020

Two-boat service on Bremerton/Seattle route starts February 24

January 16, 2020

Ridership on Kitsap Fast Ferries hits a new record in 2019

December 13, 2019

Ferry operations in Bremerton meet global standard for environmental sustainability

December 9, 2019

"Work Where You Live" Recruitment Campaign Debuts

September 10, 2019

Two-boat test service begins September 23 for four weeks

July 29, 2019

Kitsap Transit takes delivery of Lady Swift

July 2, 2019

Fast-ferry service to be suspended July 22-27 (Suspension rescheduled for Aug. 5-10)

June 12, 2019

Kitsap Transit rolls out mobility improvements for Olympic College community

April 8, 2019

Kitsap Fast Ferries: Sprint across the Sound on Saturdays starting May 4

March 29, 2019

Foot Ferry Collision Disrupts Annapolis/Bremerton Service

February 26, 2019

First Phase of Major Bus Service Changes to Launch on March 11

January 4, 2019

Kitsap Transit, Washington State Ferries team up on campaign ahead of SR 99 Viaduct closure

November 27, 2018

Kingston Fast Ferry Service Debuts

November 15, 2018

New Kitsap Fast Ferry vessel has a decorated history

November 3, 2018

Kingston Fast Ferry service begins November 26

September 14, 2018

Kitsap Transit bases meet global standard for sustainability

July 10, 2018

Fast Ferry Service marks one-year anniversary since launch

July 9, 2018

Bus operator Robert Floyd places second in North American contest

April 17, 2018

Kitsap Transit debuts new data dashboard for fast-ferry service

March 13, 2018

Spirit of Kingston will serve Bremerton route for two weeks starting Monday

November 1, 2017

Kitsap Transit proposes big changes to transit, seeks public participation

October 31, 2017

Fast Ferry revised commute schedule begins Dec. 1

October 26, 2017

Fast Ferry will move to winter schedule, offer mid-day sailings

July 25, 2017

Kitsap Fast Ferries to land at Pier 54 in early August

July 14, 2017

Kitsap Fast Ferries starts collecting fares in August, ORCA passes on sale tomorrow

July 10, 2017

Kitsap Transit inaugurates Bremerton-Seattle fast-ferry service

June 15, 2017

Fast-ferry grand opening to be held July 5

May 16, 2017

Memorial Day, Labor Day service

May 15, 2017

New Kingston Ride service builds on success of BI, SK Rides

May 8, 2017

Kitsap Transit launches public-engagement effort to transform transit

March 8, 2017

Kitsap Transit hires BP Marine Executive as Marine Services Director

January 18, 2017

Kitsap Transit, King County Marine Division partner to launch fast-ferry service

December 21, 2016

Eight operators with extraordinary safe driving records to be honored

November 10, 2016

Kitsap Transit Proposition 1 passing in unofficial results

August 30, 2016

Open House Aboard the Rich Passage 1 Labor Day Weekend

August 12, 2016

First New Heavy-Duty Transit Buses Hit The Road

May 6, 2016

Collision-avoidance Technology Deployed on 38 Buses in Pilot Program

April 18, 2016

Kitsap Transit Launches  First General Ridership Campaign

April 15, 2016

Kitsap Transit Awarded National Grant

April 13, 2016

Kitsap Transit Holds Open Call for New Bus Drivers Amid Shortage

January 6, 2016

Kitsap Transit Achieves International Environmental Certification

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