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.

450,000

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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