Joint Compatibility Transportation Plan

Project Announcement

The Joint Compatibility Transportation Plan’s project team will give a presentation to the City Council at the Study Session meeting on June 22, 2022. The presentation will give a brief overview of the project, outline traffic and parking issues identified during the study, discuss challenges in resolving the issues, and discuss the vision for the project outcome. There is no opportunity for public comment at Study Session meetings, however the public are encouraged to attend the meetings and comments can be submitted via this comment form. Details regarding the Study Session meeting can be found at the link below.

City Council Meetings Webpage

Joint Compatibility Transportation Plan Overview

The City of Bremerton has been awarded a Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment grant to undertake a comprehensive commuter traffic plan.  The award is the culmination of an effort, led by Mayor Wheeler, that demonstrates the Navy’s common interest with the City to resolve traffic and parking conflicts. The study, formally called the “Joint Compatibility Transportation Plan”, will create a responsive and actionable plan to address transportation issues in Bremerton and ensure Bremerton’s growth will not impede Naval Base Kitsap – Bremerton (NBK-BR) missions which are critical to our Nation’s military readiness.  

$675,000 in Department of Defense funds and $75,000 of City funds have been committed to the project.  The $750,000 will be utilized to conduct a commuter transportation study that will:

  • Examine existing and future need related to all transportation modes serving NBK-Bremerton, including parking, pedestrian facilities, transit facilities; etc.,
  • Develop solutions to resolve deficits,
  • Evaluate options to mitigate transportation and parking demands,
  • and, develop a prioritized implementation plan. 

Study Progress and Schedule

The study is currently in full swing and the technical team, led by engineering consultant Parametrix, has gathered existing conditions data, a summary of existing conditions data can be explored here.  

Potential solutions to existing and future issues were gathered from the public, technical staff, and the Community Sounding Board. From that list of potential projects three alternatives were developed for further evaluation. The three alternatives include projects that support three strategies for mitigating the demand for parking due to NBK – BR.

  • Support Parking – in this alternative the projects proposed support current parking patterns.
  • Relocate Parking – this alternative has projects that encourage commuters to park outside of the downtown core and residential areas near NBK – BR.
  • Add Base Parking – this alternative moves a large number of commuters to new parking on NBK-BR, and includes projects that support the added traffic volume into the base.
  • Active Transportation Proposals – this exhibit shows pedestrian and bicycle projects proposed with the JCTP layered with existing active transportation plans.  Most of the proposed projects were evaluated in all three alternatives, with some small differences that serve specific strategies in each alternative.
Here are some tasks that our technical team has completed:
  • Existing and 2050 traffic analysis.
  • Existing conditions survey.
  • Baseline economic assessment.
  • Public survey report.
  • Solutions and alternatives development.
  • Evaluation matrix (for testing the effectiveness of the alternatives).
  • Evaluation of alternatives.
Here are some tasks that our Community Sounding Board has accomplished:
  • Review existing conditions and survey reports.
  • Review and comment on list of potential corridor elements (i.e. solutions or projects).
  • Review evaluation matrix.
  • Review results of alternatives evaluation.
DRAFT Schedule for JCTP

Community Sounding Board

The study management team, in coordination with the Mayor’s Office, has established a Community Sounding Board (CSB). The group, representative of and selected from the large pool of groups, people, and agencies that have a common interest in the goals of the study, will provide guidance and oversight for the study and study management team. Materials available to the CSB will be posted to this website, and the public is encouraged to comment on those materials (see comment form linked below). The first CSB meeting was held in late January, see meeting materials and notes below.

Community Sounding Board
Elected Officials
  • Greg Wheeler, Mayor
  • Michael Goodnow, President, City Council District 5
Other Agencies and Community Members
  • Ed Coviello, Kitsap Transit
  • David Forte, Kitsap County
  • David Emmons, Bremerton Chamber of Commerce
  • Alison O’Sullivan, Suquamish Tribe
  • Matthew Pahs, WSDOT Olympic Region
  • Ricardo Gotla, WSDOT Public Transportation Unit
  • Fred Salisbury, Port of Bremerton
  • Allison Satter, NBK – Bremerton
City of Bremerton Staff
  • Tom Knuckey, Director, Public Works and Utilities 
  • Shane Webber, Managing Engineer – Transportation
  • Garrett Jackson, Planning Manager – Department of Community Development
  • Melinda Monroe, Parking and Contracts Administrator

Community Outreach

Input is being gathered from the public regarding commuter issues impacting the Bremerton area and the unique needs of our community that must be considered as we plan solutions for those problems. A report detailing the results from the public survey may be found here.

One December 6th, 2021, the City hosted a second online open house. Project staff reviewed the project’s goals, schedule, and progress and then answered questions from the public. You may view a recording of the meeting by clicking on the imbedded video below, or you can read a summary of the meeting here

On February 9th, 2021 the City hosted an online open house. Project staff reviewed the project’s goals and schedule during a brief presentation and then answered questions from the public. You can view a recording of the meeting by clicking on the link below, or you may read a summary of the meeting here.

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Contact Us

  1. Katie Ketterer
    Project Manager
    Ph: 360-473-5334