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 missions which are critical to our Nation’s military readiness.
$675,000 in Department of Defense funds and $75,000 of City funds has 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.
The City has engaged Parametrix Inc. to undertake the study; see graphic below which outlines the schedule for the study.
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.
Allison Satter, Planning Manager – Department of Community Development
Melinda Monroe, Parking and Contracts Administrator
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 public survey regarding the project will be distributed in February.
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.