Whatcom Transportation Authority

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Area served Whatcom County, Washington
Founded January 1, 1984
Fleet size 60
Number of routes 31

Whatcom Transportation Authority or WTA provides transit service to Whatcom County, Washington.

History

Service began on January 1, 1984 using equipment from the Bellingham municipal system after the establishment of Whatcom Transportation Authority a year earlier. Funding is provided by a 0.6% sales tax within Whatcom County and grants from the state and federal governments. In addition to routed bus services, paratransit and vanpool programs are offered as well.

Fares

Cash Fares

Fixed Routes Route 80X between two counties Route 80X within one county
General $1.00 $2.00 $1.00
Reduced $0.50 $1.00 $0.50

Reduced fares are for seniors, veterans and riders with disabilities. Riders age 75+ or 7 and younger ride free.

Passes

Day Pass Skagit-Whatcom Day Pass Monthly Pass County Connector
31-day Pass
Quarterly Pass WWU Student Pass WCC Student Pass
General $3.00 $6.00 $25.00 $50.00 $70.00
Youth & Students $3.00 $6.00 $15.00 $25.00 $40.00 Varies Varies

Fares as of June 23, 2017. Current fares.

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 4111 Bakerview Spur Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226
  • Fax: 360-738-7302
  • Phone: 360-676-6843

Bus Roster

Current

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
701-702 2011 Chevrolet/Arboc Cutaway GM V8 6.0L gasoline
  • Unknown model.
  • 2010 models.
703-705 2011 Chevrolet/Arboc Cutaway GM V8 6.0L gasoline Unknown model
706-711 2012 Chevrolet/Arboc Cutaway GM V8 6.0L gasoline Unknown model
757-767 Whatcom Transportation Authority 763-a.jpg 2006 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline
768-773 Whatcom Transportation Authority 772-a.jpg 2009 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline
774-782 2010 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline
801-808 Whatcom Transportation Authority 806-a.jpg 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
hybrid system
809-810 Whatcom Transportation Authority 810-a.jpg 2010 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
826-827 Whatcom Transportation Authority 827-b.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
828-830 Whatcom Transportation Authority 830-a.jpg 2010 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
847 1998 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G21D102N4)
Cummins M11
848 1999 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G21D102N4)
Cummins M11
851-855 Whatcom Transportation Authority 853-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
856-859 Whatcom Transportation Authority 859-a.jpg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
861-866 Whatcom Transportation Authority 866-a.jpg 2004 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E 861-863 to Skagit Transit 121-123 in 2012.
867-869 Whatcom Transportation Authority 868-b.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102N2)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
871-880 Whatcom Transportation Authority 871-a.jpg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
881-886 Whatcom Transportation Authority 883-a.jpg 2010 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
887-894 Whatcom Transportation Authority 893-a.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
707-712 2002 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aero Elite Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline
713-724 Whatcom Transportation Authority 715-a.jpg 2003 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aero Elite Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline
751-756 2004 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aero Elite Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline
801-803 1994 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
804-805 1993 Gillig Phantom 30'
(3096TB6CT)
Cummins C8.3 Ex-Skagit Transit 931 & 934.
811-814 1994 OBI Orion V
(05.502)
Cummins L10 Voith D863.3
815-818 1995 OBI Orion V
(05.502)
Cummins L10 Voith D863.3
819-825 1994 OBI Orion V
(05.502)
Cummins L10 Voith D863.3
831-842 Whatcom Transportation Authority 841-a.jpg 1994 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins L10 Voith D863.3
849 6/1995 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TBM11)
Cummins M11
850 3/1996 Gillig Phantom 40'
(4096TBM11)
Cummins M11
843 Whatcom Transportation Authority 843-a.jpg 1995 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins M11
844-846 Whatcom Transportation Authority 844-a.jpg 1997 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Cummins M11 Allison B400R
860-867 1973 GMC TDH-3302N Caterpillar 3208 Allison AT-545
  • Formerly Bellingham Municipal Transit System 860-867.
  • Repowered from GMC 478 Toro-Flow II engines.
  • 860 was bought by various private owners. It was for sale on craigslist in Spokane, WA in May 2016.[1]
  • 866 was bought by a private owner. It was for sale on craigslist in Pine Grove, CA in April 2016.[2]
868-870 1974 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison ex-Bellingham Municipal Transit System 868-870
871-872 1976 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison ex-Bellingham Municipal Transit System 871-872
873-877 1979 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 ex-Bellingham Municipal Transit System 873-877
878-883 1980 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 ex-Bellingham Municipal Transit System 878-883

Vanpool Roster

Current

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
601 2006 Ford E350 Van Ford V8 5.4L gasoline
602-603 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan V6 3.5L gasoline
604-605 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan V6 3.6L gasoline
606 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan V6 3.6L gasoline
611-615 2006 Ford E350 Van Ford V8 5.4L gasoline 611, 613-614 are retired.
621-626 2006 Ford E350 Van Ford V8 5.4L gasoline 621-623, 625-626 are retired.
627-633 2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 Van GM V8 6.0L gasoline
634-636 2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 Van GM V8 6.0L gasoline
637-639 2011 Ford E350 XLT Van Ford V8 5.4L gasoline
651-655 2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 Van GM V8 6.0L gasoline
656-658 2009 Chevrolet Express 2500 Van GM V8 6.0L gasoline
659-660 2011 Ford E350 Van Ford V8 5.4L gasoline

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
668-669 2003 Chevrolet Astro Van
672-678 2003 Ford E350 Van Ford V8 5.4L gasoline

External Links

References

  1. craigslist.org
  2. craigslist.org
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Fleet
Vehicles 701-702 703-705 706-711 757-767 768-773 774-782 801-808 809-810 826-827 828-830 843 844-846 847 848 851-855 856-859 861-866 867-869 871-880 881-886 887-894
Retired Vehicles 707-712 713-724 751-756 801-803 804-805 811-814 815-818 819-825 831-842 849 850 860-867 868-870 871-872 873-877 878-883
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