The Plan

The STA Moving Forward plan focuses on:

Connecting people to service

Connecting workers to jobs

Advancing regional economic development

Now funded, more than 25 projects included in the STA Moving Forward plan will:

Maintain the existing transit system, including paratransit and vanpool services.

Improve fixed-route bus service through high frequency, high performance transit service, including extended hours on all basic and frequent routes.

Expand transit service to new areas, new routes, and expanded passenger services including new and enhanced park and ride lots.

What’s included in STA Moving Forward?

In total, more than 25 projects through­out the region are planned. Exam­ples include:

  • Extend­ed Sat­ur­day evening bus ser­vice past 11 p.m. system-wide 
  • Direct bus ser­vice between Air­way Heights and Cheney, Logan and Lin­coln Heights, and Spokane Val­ley Mall and Greenacres
  • Non-stop bus ser­vice between Lib­er­ty Lake and Down­town Spokane dur­ing peak hours
  • Bus Rapid Tran­sit (the Cen­tral City Line) between Spokane Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege, Gon­za­ga, the Uni­ver­si­ty Dis­trict, Down­town Spokane and Browne’s Addition
  • Night and week­end bus service to Indi­an Trail
  • Four new and expand­ed tran­sit cen­ters to allow more con­nec­tions out­side of Down­town Spokane
  • Bus and van replace­ment at the end of their use­ful life

The Tim­ing

Now that Propo­si­tion 1 is approved, the STA Mov­ing For­ward plan will be imple­ment­ed over a 10-year peri­od start­ing 2017. Ser­vices that will be avail­able in May 2017 include:

  • New ser­vice on East Indi­ana and East Broad­way in Spokane Valley
  • More fre­quent week­end ser­vice on Wellesley
  • More fre­quent week­end ser­vice in Air­way Heights
  • Lat­er night ser­vice on Saturdays 

The remain­ing main­te­nance, improve­ment and expan­sion projects will hap­pen through­out Spokane Transit’s ser­vice area over a ten-year time­line.

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