Grays Harbor Transit is seeking commuter input on service between Aberdeen and Olympia, as well as potential new park-and-ride locations on the same route. Transit Authority Commissioner Randy Ross read from a statement during their meeting this week, “Grays Harbor Transit and its consultant the KFH Group, Inc. invites community input in January 2020 on express commuter bus service between Aberdeen and Olympia.”

A couple of community meetings have been scheduled for later this month to detail express bus service. Currently, the transit offers seven daily round trips to Olympia on weekdays, and 4 on Saturdays and Sundays. They also offer one express trip at 6 am on weekdays which makes only one stop and arrives in Olympia at 7:25 am. Administrators are considering increased express services and are seeking input.

Tuesday, January 28, 5:30-6:45 pm
Aberdeen Timberland Library
Rosalie N. Spellman Meeting Room
121 E. Market Street, Aberdeen, WA

Wednesday, January 29, 4:30-6:30 pm
Elma Timberland Library
Public Meeting Room
118 N. 1st Street, Elma, WA

“Each of these meetings will be conducted as an open house.” Ross added, “Participants are welcome to drop in at their convenience, learn about the planning study, and provide their input. Brief presentations will be made periodically through the time windows indicated.”

Online surveys are available with links at ghtransit.com

Anyone who needs special accessibility accommodations who is interested in attending one of the community meetings should contact Beth Hamby at (206) 274-5996 or [email protected] at least 10 days prior to the meeting.

Individuals who are unable to attend are encouraged to complete an online survey:
English survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WYPJ2KS
Spanish survey: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/LT6Q9YT

Survey responses are requested by January 31, 2020.
The Grays Harbor Transportation Authority, doing business as Grays Harbor Transit, is a County Transportation Authority (CTA), authorized under Chapter 36.57 RCW. GHT is the public transportation provider in Grays Harbor County. To learn more about GHT services, visit http://www.ghtransit.com/ and follow GHT on Twitter (@RealGHTransit).

KFH Group, Inc. is a consulting firm dedicated to providing assistance to local, state, and federal organizations to improve public transportation services. KFH Group is currently under contract to GHT to conduct the Grays Harbor Transit Commuter Study. Transnnovation Inc., a Port Townsend‐based transportation consulting firm, is assisting with the study as a subconsultant to KFH Group.