When snowy winter weather hits, Kitsap Transit takes measures to avoid hilly and historically tough-to-travel roads. For each bus we operate, we’ve identified areas that can be safely served in bad weather and have designed a Snow Route that serves just those areas. Snow routes will go into effect when regular routes are unsafe to travel
If your bus is placed on Snow Route, the route number will be highlighted in yellow. Simply click on the route number for route information. Any modification to the Snow Route will be shown on the page.
If conditions on a route make it unsafe to operate, that route will be cancelled and it will be highlighted in pink.
When it is snowing we try our best to keep on schedule, however, please expect some delays. Click on the route you are interested in to see its snow route.
If inclement weather affects the entire county and secondary roads are unsafe, Kitsap Transit may implement Limited Snow Service and a link will appear on this page directing you to a service description and maps.
Under the most severe weather conditions, all transit service may be suspended. If this occurs, notice will be prominently placed on our home page and on the Bus Snow Routes page.
Registered ACCESS service riders should call 1-800-422-2877, check the ACCESS Snow Service page or listen to local news for announcements of service interruptions or suspension due to adverse weather conditions.
If service is suspended for safety reasons, ACCESS may still be available for emergency services such as trips to critical medical appointments or to pick up prescriptions, groceries and food bank items. ACCESS will make every effort to provide service to registered riders who notify us that their trips are essential. Please note, however, that ACCESS staff will make the final decision regarding whether a trip can be provided safely.
Worker/Driver buses generally operate in snowy weather. Many buses operate a modified route and may run late. Current riders can contact their driver for information on route and time modifications before bad weather hits. New Worker/Driver riders can call 1-800-501-7433 for snow route information. Worker/Driver riders are also encouraged to check their base website for information about delays or closures. Worker/Driver buses will plan service times around the schedule of the base.
Vanpool riders should contact their driver for information about snow modifications.
Tips for the Cold and Snowy Weather
Whether or not your bus is on a snow route, there are general rules to follow in snowy and icy conditions
June 10, 2013 7:35 AM
Phone: (360) 373-2877 or 1-800-501-RIDE