STA Moving Forward

Maintain, Improve, & Expand Public Transit

Spokane Transit Proposition 1

On November 8, 2016, voters approved Spokane Transit Authority (STA) Proposition 1, authorizing an increase in local sales and use tax to help fund STA Moving Forward, the 10-year plan to:

  1. Connect people to services
  2. Connect workers to jobs
  3. Help advance regional economic development

Connecting Our Region

Spokane Transit Authority (STA) connects people to places throughout the region. In 2015 alone:

10.8 million

Travelers took more than 10.8 million bus rides, most of which were to and from jobs and school.


STA gave more than 450,000 paratransit rides to people whose disabilities keep them from being able to use the bus.

3.5 million

Workers took more than 3.5 million trips that reduce carbon emissions and traffic.

Planning for our region’s growth

Demand for the region’s public services and roadways is forecasted to grow within the next two decades. By 2040, Spokane County’s population will increase by nearly 165,000. As the population grows and the demand for transit among youth, senior citizens, verterans and people with disabilities increases, so will the need to maintain, improve and expand transit services.

That’s why STA is planning today to meet the needs of our future with STA Moving Forward.


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