Spokane awarded $53.4 million from FTA for bus transit project

Acting FTA Administrator, K. Jane Williams, announces the funding for STA's bus transit project.

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Transit Authority (STA) has been awarded a $53.4 million grant for its Central City Line Bus Rapid Transit project.

The grant was awarded by the Federal Transit Administration, and announced on behalf of Secretary Elaine L. Chao by K. Jane Williams, acting administrator for the FTA.

The Central City Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is a 5.8-mile services that runs from Browne’s Addition to an eastern terminus at Spokane Community College. The total cost of the development is projected at $92.2 million.

“This $53.4 million federal investment will provide residents along the Central City Corridor better access to jobs, educational opportunities, and other services,” said Williams.

The City of Spokane requested the $53.4 million through the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants program, which provides funding for transit infrastructure projects across the country.

Currently, over $3.63 billion has been awarded in Capital Investment Grants funding since 2017.