Kitsap Transit’s February meeting on Tuesday could be interesting. Staff will ask if they can pursue quotes for new worker-driver buses, accept a bid to remodel the passenger ferry Admiral Pete and design a boat just like it to use as a spare, to get going on designing and building a transit center in Silverdale to replace one at Kitsap Mall, and they’ll officially appreciate retiring county commissioner Steve Bauer for his work on the board.
The existing worker-driver buses, 1983 Gilligs, are antiques. All but five of the 34 have more than 1 million miles on them, topping out at 1,419,389. Kitsap Transit wants to replace them with newer, used 40-foot tour-bus-type coaches.
Transit got one bid for the Admiral Pete work, which staff any consultants have deemed acceptable. It’s for no more than $844,000 for the Pete and $70,000 for the design work.
The fun starts at 9:45 a.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center council chambers.