Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA)

Bellingham, WA 98226


About Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA)


4111 Bakerview Spur
Bellingham, WA 98226
United States of America

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WTA provides fixed route transit service in Whatcom County, Washington.

Products and Press Releases


The Lummi Nation accepts WTA's Transit Access Fund

June 16, 2023
The WTA's Transit fund is meant to establish and enable better access to transit services.

WTA launches local Transit Access Fund

Aug. 29, 2022
The fund is intended to expand transportation options by improving access to bus stops throughout Whatcom County.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

WTA receives first two zero-emissions buses

May 11, 2021
The electric buses are expected to enter service in June of 2021.
Headshots courtesy of Whatcom Transit Authority
Left, Pete Stark, right, Les Reardanz

Whatcom Transportation Authority names Les Reardanz as general manager

Dec. 23, 2020
Reardanz will begin at the authority on Jan. 5 and will succeed Pete Stark, who is retiring following 25 years with the authority.
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WTA bus route changes include new service to Bellingham International Airport

June 12, 2019
Bellingham International Airport will be directly served by WTA Route 3 starting June 17.

WTA to Offer Free Public WiFi on All Fixed Route Buses

May 13, 2019
Whatcom Transportation Authority will introduce free WiFi throughout its fleet of 61 fixed route buses on Friday, May 17.

WTA Receives $2.3M Federal Grant to Purchase Electric Buses

Sept. 28, 2018
Whatcom Transportation Authority was recently awarded a $2.3 million Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration...
Operator Steve Sage earned this award by driving an average of 25,000 miles per year, for 40 years without a preventable accident.

WTA Operator Receives Million Mile Safe Driving Award

Dec. 9, 2015
Whatcom Transportation Authority’s (WTA’s) most senior transit operator, Steve Sage, recently received the National Safety Council’s Million Mile Safe Driving Award. Sage earned...

ATU and WTA Sponsor Winter Clothing Drive

Dec. 4, 2015
From Dec. 4-31, members of the public can bring new and gently used warm clothing and blankets to any WTA bus or bus station. Once all of the donations have been collected, the...

Articles & News

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WTA has launched a one-year pilot program that will provide residents in Lynden, Wash., with on-demand van service.
Shared Mobility

Whatcom Transportation Authority launches on-demand van service in Lynden

The Lynden Hop is a mostly funded by an FTA grant and will operate for one year as a pilot project.

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