Kitsap residents can easily reside in one community and work in another without having to deal with the frustrations of long commutes by using the well-connected highway system that traverses the county. Washington State Ferries, as well as private ferry businesses, provide a range of ferry services to Seattle from Kingston, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, and Port Orchard. The Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter runs daily shuttles to and from SeaTac airport.
Area Highways Include:
State Highway 16 south to Tacoma over the Narrows Bridge, spanning the Tacoma Narrows
State Highway 3 southwest to Shelton and on to Olympia, the state capital
State Highway 3 northwest across the Hood Canal Bridge to the scenic Olympic Peninsula and its centuries-old rain forests in Olympic National
Kitsap County is also well-served by public transportation. In fact, the Bremerton metro area rated 21st out of 500 top metro areas in accessibility of public transportation. Kitsap Transit is a full-service bus line serving all of Kitsap County and each of the county's ferry terminals. Kitsap Transit offers countywide paratransit service as well as special transportation programs for employers with 100 or more employees.
Certain individuals who lack access to reliable transportation can take advantage of two special transit services offered in the county. Kitsap Access, part of Kitsap Transit, offers shuttle services to the elderly and people with special needs. Paratransit Services, a private, non-profit organization, offers transit services to individuals receiving Medicaid services.