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Connect Spokane: A Comprehensive Plan for Public Transportation is Spokane Transit’s plan that sets forth a vision and policy framework, guiding decisions made by STA’s Board of Directors, its staff and partnering agencies that will further Spokane Transit’s mission and vision for at least the next 30 years. Originally adopted by the STA Board of directors on July 21, 2010 and most recently revised on December 19, 2013, this document is a guiding policy document, an educational tool, and a description of what transit may start to look like throughout the Spokane Region over the coming decades. Please take an opportunity to read through the plan and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or thoughts.https://www.spokanetransit.com/files/content/Connect_Spokane_2Nov2013_Draft_(2).pdfConnect Spokane

Connect Spokane: A Comprehensive Plan for Public Transportation is Spokane Transit’s plan that sets forth a vision and policy framework, guiding decisions made by STA’s Board of Directors, its staff and partnering agencies that will further Spokane Transit’s mission and vision for at least the next 30 years. Originally adopted by the STA Board of directors on July 21, 2010, and most recently revised on December 14, 2017, this document is a guiding policy document, an educational tool, and a description of what transit may start to look like throughout the Spokane Region over the coming decades. Please take an opportunity to read through the plan and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or thoughts.

Please click on the link below to view the final board adopted version of the plan.

Connect Spokane: A Comprehensive Plan for Public Transportation

 

2019 Minor Update

Staff has prepared minor preliminary edits to Connect Spokane: A Comprehensive Plan for Public Transportation, in advance of a major update in 2020. Originally adopted by the Board of Directors in 2010 and most recently updated in 2017, Connect Spokane serves as the agency’s goal and policy guide for the next 20 to 30 years.

This update to the plan meets the policy requirement as defined in MI 3.2 Comprehensive Plan Amendments that states “Minor amendments to the Comprehensive Plan may take place at any time so long as the change does not significantly change the scope or direction of the plan.”

The proposed minor updates to Connect Spokane for 2019 complies with the state requirements and addresses the following key areas:

Connect Spokane Section Page # DRAFT Update Description
High Performance Transit 29-30 Updated vehicle and service type terms in HPT Route descriptions table to align with previous revisions found else in the plan
Fixed-Route Service 45 Simplified language for FR 8.0 Route Numbering to better reflect best practices
System Infrastructure 67 Added bus shelter removal policy to SI 4.3 to address ridership changes and the effective deployment of resources
Monitoring and Improvement 88 Added Transit Asset Management Plan (TAMP) update policy to address federal requirement related to periodic updates to the TAMP
Annex 1 112 Updated Performance Measures in Annex 1 to reflect practicable application of the route performance standards

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