2022 Service Revisions
Big changes are coming to transit in Spokane and we want your input!
Take the 2022 Service Revisions Survey
In 2022, Spokane Transit will begin service on its first bus rapid transit line, the City Line, as part of the vision for high performance transit and in keeping with the STA Moving Forward plan. With its high capacity battery-electric buses, substantial stations, frequent service and streamlined operations, the City Line will function as part of an enhanced network to connect workers to jobs, people to services, and partner in regional economic development. To create this functionality, STA has long planned to revise existing routes that connect to the City Line corridor and introduce other service improvements concurrently. Additionally, STA intends to make other route revisions to improve system performance as part of the continuous effort to deliver service to more customers within limited resources.
An earlier preliminary proposal was published in January 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in dramatic changes to travel habits and the economy. On July 16, 2020, the STA Board of Directors approved updated planning assumptions. This assumes that the deployment timeline of STA Moving Forward will be adjusted while maintaining the plan to begin service on the City Line in May of 2022. This report outlines a revised preliminary fixed route network proposal to meet the adjusted revenue assumptions. In addition to previously proposed route revisions, the revised preliminary proposal includes additional revisions not identified in the previous proposal in order to adjust to the changed conditions resulting from the pandemic.
2022 Service Revisions
These service improvements are concepts at this time.
The online survey will close November 13, 2020.
Based on public input and additional analysis, STA will develop a draft recommendation for service improvements. A follow-up survey will then be distributed to get feedback on the draft recommendation. The STA Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the draft recommendation in March 2021. STA will make a decision on the improvements in May 2021, and route changes will go into effect in 2022.
For more information on STA Moving Forward, visit STAMovingForward.com.