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Welcome to the Spokane Transit Newsroom

We at STA want to respond to the needs of Spokane citizens, and that's part of why we're launching a social media news room. It's a place where we'll provide open and transparent information about meetings, finances, planning and more. Some information will be textual reports, some will be photos and charts, some will be audio, some will be moving images.

For media inquiries, please contact Beth Bousley, Director of Communications and Customer Service, at 509-325-6091 (office) or 509-850-5648 (cellular).

Central City Line Project Takes Two Steps Forward

July 15, 2015

SPOKANE – Today Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the $16.1 billion transportation revenue and spending package approved by the state legislature... Read More »

Spokane Police Department Determines Motorcyclist Ran Red Light

May 26, 2015

SPOKANE, WA –The Spokane Police Department notified Spokane Transit officials Tuesday morning that Collision Investigators determined Friday... Read More »

SPOKANE TRANSIT REACHES HIGHEST RIDERSHIP IN OVER SIXTY YEARS

January 07, 2015

SPOKANE, WA – Despite falling gas prices across the nation, residents and visitors throughout the Spokane region took more than 11.3 million rides on... Read More »

STA BOARD APPROVES 10-YEAR PLAN FOR MORE AND BETTER TRANSIT

December 19, 2014

SPOKANE – After nearly three years of public input, Spokane Transit’s Board of Directors has approved a 10-year plan to maintain existing... Read More »

Two Opportunities Remain to Attend Open Houses on STA’s Regional Public Transportation Plan

November 03, 2014

SPOKANE – Spokane Transit (STA) will host two open houses to present STA Moving Forward, a draft long-range plan to sustain existing service and... Read More »

Safeway Partners with Spokane Transit to Sell 31-Day Bus Passes

October 30, 2014

SPOKANE, WA – Grocery shoppers can now buy their STA bus passes at Safeway locations throughout Spokane County. Safeway will sell Adult, Youth and... Read More »

SPOKANE TRANSIT TO HOST OPEN HOUSE

October 09, 2014

STA Moving Forward – An Implementation Plan for More and Better Transit SPOKANE – Spokane Transit (STA) will host a community open house to... Read More »

Yoke’s Fresh Market Comes on Board to Sell STA Bus Passes

September 25, 2014

SPOKANE, WA – Spokane Transit (STA) is pleased to announce that beginning October 1, Yoke’s Fresh Market will begin selling 31-Day Passes for... Read More »

Spokane Transit to Host Telephone Town Hall

September 18, 2014

Public Invited to Share Feedback on 10-year Transit Plan SPOKANE, WA – Spokane Transit (STA) is in the final stage of gathering public input on a... Read More »

Celebrate Flag Day

June 09, 2014

SPOKANE TRANSIT AUTHORITY HOSTS FLAG DAY CELEBRATION TO HONOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL STA Plaza – 701 W. Riverside 11:30 a.m.... Read More »

SPOKANE TRANSIT IS ON A ROLL! Employees Recognized for Professional Achievements in Public Transport

March 27, 2014

SPOKANE – Karl Otterstrom, STA’s Director of Planning, was named Planner of the Year last week by the American Planning Association Inland... Read More »

STA Coach Operator Gabe Fernos Named Best Driver in North America

March 27, 2014

SPOKANE, WA - STA coach operator Gabe Fernos was named “the best driver in North America” by the American Public Transportation Association... Read More »

NTI Honors STA’s Paul Hoffman with Training Professional of the Year Award

March 27, 2014

Long Beach, CA —  The National Transit Institute (NTI) presented its 2014 Training Professional of the Year Award to Paul Hoffman, Training... Read More »

Spokane Transit Begins Installation of More Informative Bus Stop Signs

March 20, 2014

SPOKANE, WA – This week, Sharp-Line Industries, Inc. is beginning to install redesigned bus stop signs throughout the 248 square-mile Public... Read More »

Going Green: Spokane Transit Evaluates All-Electric Bus on City Routes

March 05, 2014

SPOKANE, WA – Spokane Transit has been invited to participate in a state-wide evaluation of an all-electric bus produced by BYD Motors. The... Read More »

STA’s New Bus Pass Program Earns an A+ from Community College Students

February 20, 2014

SPOKANE, WA – Spokane Transit’s newest Universal Transit Access Pass program (UTAP) is receiving high marks from students and administrators... Read More »

Regional Transportation Projects Open House

October 02, 2013

SPOKANE, WA – The public is invited to attend a multi-agency open house on the future of regional transportation, Thursday, October 10, 2013, from... Read More »

New Website Offers Commuters Easy Way to Find Alternatives to Driving Alone

September 12, 2013

SPOKANE – Spokane Transit and Spokane County’s Commute Trip Reduction Office have joined forces to create a new website for commuters looking... Read More »

STA Makes Bus Service Even Easier to Use

September 10, 2013

Spokane Transit will introduce changes to its bus service beginning Sunday, September 15, 2013.  Most of the changes are modest and aimed at... Read More »

EWU Eagle Pass Anniversary

September 10, 2013

Ridership Soars as Spokane Transit and Eastern Washington University Mark 10-Year Anniversary of the Eagle Pass Program SPOKANE, WA – Nearly one... Read More »

STA and WSU-Spokane Launch New Cougar Card

August 08, 2013

SPOKANE, WA –Spokane Transit and Washington State University have partnered to create a new pass program for WSU students, faculty and staff at the... Read More »

STA TO IMPROVE TRANSIT CENTER AT SCC

August 02, 2013

SPOKANE, WA - Spokane Transit Authority (STA) will begin construction on a transit center renovation project at Spokane Community College (SCC) on August... Read More »

NEW MOBILITY CENTER OPENS AT STA PLAZA

November 27, 2012

SPOKANE, WA – Spokane Transit has opened a new Mobility Center on the second floor of The Plaza located at 701 W. Riverside in downtown Spokane.... Read More »

New Nationwide Freight Policy Council Announced

September 04, 2012

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were in Spokane on August 23, to announce that the U.S. Department of... Read More »

CEO Appointed to National Board

May 31, 2012

  SPOKANE, WA – May 18, 2012 – E. Susan Meyer, chief executive officer for Spokane Transit, has been elected to the board of the... Read More »

STA Open House

May 10, 2012

  SPOKANE, WA –Spokane Transit will introduce “STA Moving Forward,” a series of planning conversations on the future of... Read More »

Local Organizations Benefit from STA Van Programs

April 30, 2012

  SPOKANE, WA –Spokane Transit recently awarded 10 retired STA vans to local human service organizations, as part of its Surplus Van Grant... Read More »

STA Security Officer Honored

March 30, 2012

   SPOKANE TRANSIT SECURITY OFFICER HONORED BY THE ARC OF SPOKANE SPOKANE, WA – Spokane Transit Security Officer, Mike DeConto, was... Read More »

STA Receives National Recognition for Safety

March 21, 2012

SPOKANE – Spokane Transit has received a national award for excellence in transit safety from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The... Read More »

Spokane Transit Partners with Rosauers to Sell-31-day Bus Passes

October 17, 2011

SPOKANE TRANSIT PARTNERS WITH ROSAUERS TO SELL 31-DAY BUS PASSES SPOKANE, WA – Getting your bus pass will soon be easier than ever, thanks to... Read More »

Service Changes Effective September 18, 2011

September 14, 2011

STA SERVICE CHANGES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 SPOKANE, WA – September 14, 2011: Spokane Transit’s fixed-route bus service will... Read More »

Hoopfest Shuttles 2011

June 17, 2011

SPOKANE TRANSIT TO PROVIDE POPULAR HOOPFEST SHUTTLES SPOKANE, WA – June 17, 2011: Spokane Transit is continuing its popular Hoopfest Shuttle... Read More »

STA Board Approves Recommendation for 2011 Service Reductions

April 21, 2011

SPOKANE, WA–The Spokane Transit Board of Directors has approved a recommendation to reduce seven percent of STA’s current bus service... Read More »

Internationally Acclaimed Transit Expert to Speak on the Future of Public Transportation

March 30, 2011

SPOKANE, WA–JohnInglish, CEO of Utah Transit Authority and internationally-recognized authority on public transportation, will present, “The... Read More »

Central City Mobility Open House

March 16, 2011

SPOKANE, WA– Spokane Transit, the City of Spokane and the University District will host the second Central City Mobility Open House on Tuesday,... Read More »

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