A Long Range Transit Plan for Whatcom Transportation Authority

WTA 2040 is Whatcom Transportation Authority’s long range transit plan.  The plan will serve as a guide for prioritizing new service over the next 20 years. It creates a framework for keeping pace with changing demographic conditions, through increased frequency and new service types, such as Bus Rapid Transit and On-Demand service.

Created with input from community members and stakeholders, the WTA 2040 process resulted in a plan available to review in the project library. This website provides information on the planning process, upcoming events, ways to get involved and provide input, and background documents.

Project Timeline

The WTA Long Range Plan process has engaged riders, residents, businesses, groups, and agency stakeholders to review policy and operational needs for WTA’s future, including use patterns and improvements. Here’s a quick summary of the WTA Long Range Plan timeline:

Project Updates

The project team recently wrapped up the development of the draft plan, which incorporated discussions on the draft network plan and corresponding ideas for capital investment.   Community input was gathered on: 1) the service vision for WTA, 2) comparing service scenarios based on different levels of investment, and 3) WTA’s draft network plan and capital investments.

The feedback generated in Phase 1 and Phase 2 outreach provided critical guidance to the project team in developing a service and capital plan for WTA 2040 that reflected the overall vision and priorities of the community. The third phase of outreach helped shape the service concept plans and capital elements presented in “WTA 2040.”

Materials from recent meetings and summaries of progress to date are available in the Library. To stay in the loop, follow WTA on Facebook or Twitter, or check this website periodically for updates

Contact the Project Team

Developing WTA’s Long Range Transit Plan requires lots of input, especially from active riders and residents of the county. Aside from meetings and public events, feel free to share your questions, thoughts, and ideas by calling or emailing the WTA representative listed below.

Tim Wilder

Planning Director and Project Manager

Whatcom Transportation Authority