The Plan

STA Moving Forward is a 10-year plan to maintain, improve and expand transit services throughout Spokane County to meet the needs of our growing community.

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.