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Great cities plan ahead. You may know that public transit leads to increased pedestrian activity and contributes to healthy neighborhoods. But did you know that public transit also encourages smart growth and economic development, and is the foundation of many magnificent cities?
With more jobs and people on the way – over 165,000 more residents by 2040 – our community has made it clear to Spokane Transit that it is ready to continue building the transit network to support a growing population and economy.
Based on years of input from citizens and technical preparation, Spokane Transit is proposing a plan that aims to maintain the existing transit system while adding more resources where needed to improve service levels throughout the region including two High Performance Transit lines, extended hours, expanded service to new areas, and new or enhanced park and rides, transit centers, passenger shelters, and bike amenities. This plan is estimated to increase fixed route ridership by more than 3.4 million rides a year by 2024; more than a 30% increase over today.
Public transit leads to wonderful places, and you are encouraged to join the conversation to help plan for more and better bus service in the beautiful Spokane region. Please visit this site regularly for information and updates.