Significant changes are coming to Spokane Transit with a service change taking place on July 16. In addition to the launch of City Line, there will be two discontinued routes, three new routes, six routing changes, and various schedule adjustments.
The headline of the upcoming service change is the launch of City Line. Spokane Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit service starts rolling July 15 between Browne’s Addition and Spokane Community College. New schedules don’t go into effect until July 16, so keep an eye out for some detours on other routes related to the July 15 City Line Opening Day Celebration Events.
Here’s what to expect with the July Service Change:
With City Line providing frequent service in Browne’s Addition, Routes 60 and 61 are getting re-routed out of the neighborhood. Route 61 is also getting a frequency boost with an increase in service to every 30 minutes on weeknights and weekends. Route 60’s routing is being simplified and discontinuing the night and weekend service extension to Airway Heights.
In the University District, City Line will replace Route 26 and 28 on Spokane Falls Blvd. Routes 26 and 28 will provide service on Mission between Washington and Hamilton to prepare for the truncation of Route 39 into a loop connecting the Minnehaha neighborhood to SCC Transit Center.
The portions of Route 29 that currently serve what will become City Line will be discontinued, while the remaining portions will be combined with Route 42 into a NEW Route 14 to provide service from South Adams to Mission and Napa via STA Plaza.
Route 11 will no longer provide service to STA Plaza with a new downtown terminus at the City Line stop at Main and Howard.
Additionally, Route 27 will now provide 30-minute frequency on Sundays and holidays, and a NEW Route 247 will provide commuter service between STA Plaza and South Hill Park & Ride via the Perry District, 17th Ave. and Ferris High School.
Summary of Changes
HELLO CITY LINE!
1 – City Line
Spokane Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit service starts rolling July 15 between Browne’s Addition and Spokane Community College.
14 – South Adams/Napa
247 – Lincoln Park/Ferris
New Route 14 from South Adams to Mission and Riverside via downtown, and new Route 247 connecting downtown, Perry District, South Hill Park & Ride via 17th.
27 – Crestline
61 – Highway 2/Fairchild
Introducing more frequency in northeast Spokane and on the West Plains.
11 – Arena/Downtown Shuttle
26 – Lidgerwood
28 – Nevada
39 – Minnehaha Loop
60 – Airport
61 – Highway 2/Fairchild
A few routes are being redirected to maintain service, provide better service, and create connections with City Line.
29 – SCC
42 – South Adams
The locations served by these routes will continue to be served by new and reconfigured routes.