City Line Project
Spokane’s first Bus Rapid Transit line
The concept of City Line was discussed, evaluated and planned for by community partners for over 15 years before the project was funded.
City Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service has been customized for the needs of Spokane, reflecting cost-effectiveness and flexibility. It will provide earlier and later service seven days a week – making it a viable transit option in the busiest commercial corridors, especially for commuters.
July 15, 2023
City Line service launches
Phase II station construction & amenity installation begins
Feb. 18, 2022
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee tours STA and City Line progress
March 17, 2021
STA unveils first of 10 City Line battery-electric buses
May 1, 2020
Phase I station construction begins
Jan. 21, 2020
FTA awarded STA $53.4 million for City Line, over half the project’s budget.
July 25, 2019
STA Board Fully funds local match for City Line
April 9, 2019
FTA Allocates $53.4M to City Line
FTA began the scope, schedule, cost and risk review of the project
FTA Funding Event
City Line Funding
Community Imput & Planning
Spokane Transit held several outreach events about City Line throughout the planning process.
This included gathering feedback at in-person open houses, virtual events, online surveys, and more.
Learn more at stamovingforward.com.
Construction updates were communicated regularly throughout the City Line project. Outreach was made to the public including community members and neighborhoods most affected.
Phase I Construction focused on groundwork — platform construction, power and data connections, and road improvements.
Phase II Construction included enhanced amenities installation including shelters, pedestrian lighting, station markers, and real-time bus departure signs.
Communication methods included:
- postcards and mailers
- website updates
- traffic control plans
- construction timeline and map
- social media
- fact sheets
- newsletter stories
- contact email and hotline
- construction signage
If you have questions about City Line, call customer service at 509-328-RIDE (7433).