Extreme Weather Conditions

Spokane Transit supports local and regional emergency response plans during extreme weather conditions by offering fare exceptions to customers without fare payment traveling to and from support centers when the following conditions are experienced. 

  • Cooling Centers when the temperature reaches 95 degrees or higher
  • Safe Air Centers when the air quality index is at 201 or above.

Customers can simply board the bus and inform the coach operator they are heading to a cooling center and do not have fare payment. This practice remains in effect for same-day return trips during evening hours even after the temperature drops below 95 degrees. Area cooling centers are accessible by most Spokane Transit routes.

Visit the Spokane Regional Health District website for a list of Cooling Center locations.
Information about heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be found here.
Visit the City of Spokane website for information about Safe Air Centers.

STA Plaza continues to be a Safe Air Center during regular business hours. of 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday; and 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday

A blue and white city bus with the number 2614 is at a bus stop under a sunny, partly cloudy sky. The bus has a bike rack on the front and is seen from a low angle. Another similar bus is in the background.

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