Notice of Public Hearing
The Spokane Transit Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the draft recommendation for September 2013 Service Revisions. The public hearing will take place on April 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., 2013, in the Spokane Transit Authority (STA) Boardroom, 1229 W. Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington, 99201. A copy of the Preliminary Proposal and a link to a survey regarding the revisions are available through the link provided below the general description.
Recommended Service Revisions
Potential impacts to Fixed Route Service considered in The Draft Recommendation can be summarized into two groups:
- Proposed Schedule Adjustments
This includes adjustments to Plaza zones (arrival and departure), bus travel times, timepoint departure times, and timepoint arrival times. The following route schedules are proposed for adjustment: 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 32, 42, 43, 45, 66, 68, 90, 94, 96, 97, 98, 124, 173, and 174.
- Proposed Routing Adjustments
The following routes have minor routing adjustments: 32 and 94.
Please note that the final September 2013 Service Revisions may also include additional changes to boarding and departure zones at Spokane Community College (SCC) and timepoints on the route segment between SCC and South Hill Park & Ride. These changes, which may also include switching layover locations from Havana Street and Sprague Avenue to SCC and renumbering route segments, would impact the City Loop schedules and are contingent on final approval by the college.
Copies of the September 2013 Service Revisions Draft Recommendation report will be available for review by April 4, 2013 at: Spokane Transit Authority, Administrative Office, North Side, Second Floor, 1230 West Boone Avenue, Spokane, Washington, 99201, or at the following link: September 2013 Service Revisions
Written comments may be sent to: Attn: Molly Myers, Communications Manager, Spokane Transit Authority, 1230 W Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. You can also submit comments via the Spokane Transit website. Written comments will be accepted through April 18, 2013.
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Notice of Public Hearing
Title VI Requirements: Proposed Policies and Standards
A public hearing on the Proposed Title VI Policies and Standards will be held to receive public testimony at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in the Spokane Transit Authority (STA) Boardroom, 1229 W. Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington, 99201.
Spokane Transit Authority: Title VI Policies and Standards
On October 1, 2012, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published Circular FTA C 4702.1B, updating Title VI requirements and guidelines for federal transit grant recipients. Title VI is a federal statute that states “no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Along with Title VI, Executive Order 12898 directs each federal grant recipient to include environmental justice as part of the analysis relating to activities and policies. Environmental justice evaluates whether a policy or activity will have a disproportionately high and adverse effect on minority and low-income populations.
In order to comply with these regulations, Spokane Transit’s is proposing updated fixed route System-Wide Service Standards and Policies. These standards and policies address how service is distributed across the system. The policies also should ensure that service design and operating practices do not result in discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin.
Copies of documents related to the proposed actions are available for review and comment at the links provided below or at: Spokane Transit Authority, Administrative Office, North Side, Second Floor, 1230 West Boone Avenue, Spokane, Washington, 99201.
Written comments on the Title VI Policies and Standards should be sent to: Molly Myers, Communications Manager, Spokane Transit Authority, 1230 W Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99201 or email@example.com.
To view STA's existing Title VI requirements, policies and procedures, click here.