Promoting Sustainability in East Jefferson County, WA
With large numbers of passengers, transit buses are far more efficient than cars as well as their use greatly decreases the traffic density. A transit bus carrying as few as seven passengers is more efficient on energy use than the average commuter car. For schedules, maps, fares and other information on riding the bus see the Jefferson Transit Web site. Jefferson Transit web site
Jefferson Transit offers many other services besides just bus transit. They can carry bicycles long distance or provide bicycle lockers for commuters at major bus stops. They also coordinate the Vanpool Program for groups of commuters riding together. Their Dial-A-Ride service assists disabled people with their transportation needs. They can also show you how to get to and from Sea-Tac Airport by public transportation.
If you want public transportation outside Jefferson County consider the Puget Sound Trip Planner North Sound Connections that coordinates different bus systems, and state and private ferries to carry you around our North Puget Sound Region including trips to Vancouver and Victoria. BC.
Jefferson Transit now participates in an on-line ride sharing service that is administered by the state Department of Transportation. You can use this service independently of Jefferson Transit by going to Rideshares Online
Another choice is to purchase a diesel vehicle and run it on biodiesel. We are lucky to have that fuel available locally from Pettit Oil Co., 23 Seton Rd., Port Townsend. (Just off Hwy 20 in Glen Cove.) NOTE: This is a “card lock” system and you need to contact Petit Oil to register first or download the form from here.
In 2006, the entire U.S. produced 75 million gallons. The plant going into production in 2007, in Grays Harbor County will produce 100 million gallons. Another plant producing 35 million went on line in 2008. We can look forward to decreased costs for biodiesel fuel.