September 2019 Service Revisions
Approved by voters in the fall of 2016, STA has begun implementing the region’s 10-year plan, STA Moving Forward.
Based on years of input from citizens and technical preparation, the Spokane Transit Board of Directors approved a plan that aims to maintain the existing transit system while adding more resources where needed to improve service levels throughout the region. The STA Moving Forward plan includes more than 25 projects to provide more and better transit service throughout the region.
According to the STA Moving Forward plan, the following changes are programmed to go into effect in September 2019 at the regular service change:
- Monroe-Regal High Performance Transit (HPT) Line
- New Transit Center at Spokane Community College
- New Moran Station Park & Ride,
- New South Commuter Express
- New service between the West Plains Transit Center and Airway Heights via Geiger Blvd (a 2020 improvement that is proposed to be accelerated)
The final recommendation is now available: September 2019 Final Recommendation
This proposal also contains other individual route improvements not listed in STA Moving Forward in conjunction with ongoing network adjustments as provided for in the 2018 Transit Development Plan. This includes adjustments to Routes 34 Freya, 43 Lincoln/37th, 45 Regal, and 64 Cheney/West Plains and 68 Cheney Local.
This Final Recommendation has been developed in accordance with the principles and policies of Connect Spokane, STA’s comprehensive plan for public transportation, while meeting the commitments set forth in the STA Moving Forward plan. Staff presented the Preliminary Proposal for the September 2019 Service Revisions to the STA Board in July 2018 and sought input on the proposal through December 2018. The preliminary proposal was refined through consultation with stakeholders, including an online survey, and additional technical and policy analysis resulting in the Draft Recommendation. A public hearing was held on February 21st after which the final recommendation was published.
For more information on STA Moving Forward, visit STAMovingForward.com.