Joint Compatibility Transportation Plan

Project Announcements

The final report for the Joint Compatibility Transportation Plan (JCTP) is now available for review, please see below links for the report documents. The project team will give a presentation at the City Council meeting on December 6, 2023. Directly following the presentation, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the plan in front of City Council. The plan will be further discussed by Council at the December 13, 2023 study session meeting (no opportunity for public comment) before voting on the adoption of the plan on December 20, 2023. For information regarding the Council meeting dates, times, and ways to join please visit the Council Meetings webpage.

Plan Overview

The City of Bremerton was 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”, created 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 were committed to the project.  The $750,000 was utilized to conduct a commuter transportation study that:

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


Schedule for JCTP

Community Sounding Board

The study management team, in coordination with the Mayor’s Office, 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, provided guidance and oversight for the study and study management team. Meeting materials and notes for CSB meetings and Workshops are linked below.
Community Sounding Board Meeting #1 – Project introduction
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Workshop #1 – Existing conditions summary, issues discussion, and solutions brainstorming
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Workshop #2 – Solutions brainstorming
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Community Sounding Board #2 – Existing conditions summary, solutions discussion, and evaluation metrics discussion
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Community Sounding Board # 3 – Alternatives presentation and preliminary evaluations discussion
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Community Sounding Board #4 – Project visioning discussion
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Community Sounding Board Meeting #5 – Draft preferred alternative presentation 
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Community Sounding Board Meeting # 6 – Final preferred alternative and phasing plan 
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Community Sounding Board

Elected Officials

  • Greg Wheeler, Mayor
  • Michael Goodnow, 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
  • George Mazur, 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 was continuously gathered from the public regarding commuter issues impacting the Bremerton area and the unique needs of our community that must be considered as we planned solutions for those problems. In addition to 3 public meetings the team also distributed a survey to Bremerton residents and commuters. A report detailing the results from the public survey may be found here.  
 The Joint Compatibility Transportation Plan’s project team gave a presentation to the City Council at the Study Session meeting on June 22, 2022. The presentation gave a brief overview of the project, outlined traffic and parking issues identified during the study, discussed challenges in resolving the issues, and discussed the vision for the project outcome.  
 On October 11, 2022 the City hosted a third online public meeting. Project staff presented the suite of recommendations that will be included in the plan. A recording of the meeting presentation may be viewed at the link below, as well as a summary of the meeting.
Meeting Recording
Meeting Summary

On 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.

On November 3rd, 2022, the City hosted an online open house for the 6th Street bike and pedestrian improvements project. Staff gave a presentation and then answered questions from the project. The meeting recording can be found at the link below.

Download recording (MP4).

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Contact Us

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