STA Summer Bus Pass Program gives kids access to summer fun across Spokane County

SPOKANE, Wash. — Summer is right around the corner and so are summer activities and events your kids can go to by taking the bus.

Spokane Transit Authority is continuing its free bus pass program for kids ages 6-18 or in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Between June 15 and September 15, Kids can pick up a bus pass from their local city library or any Spokane County library and go anywhere in STA’s service area to have fun this summer.

In 2019, the newly-created program was limited to youth in the city of Spokane, but now it’s expanded to children throughout the region.

Mayor of Cheney and member of the STA Board, Chris Grover, says this is a way to give kids greater access to places in and around Spokane and cultivate a generation of future Spokane Transit riders.

“It’s a free pass and the pass includes free or discounted activities throughout the region from the Cheney pool here to the Mobius Discovery Center to the Numerica skate Ribbon, the skate park at Dwight Merkel,” said Mayor Grover. “There’s many activities the youth can take advantage of with their pass.”

You’re also encouraged to help your kid plan their bus trip. There’s a ‘real-time’ link on the Spokane Transit website where you can see all the buses in service that are ready and waiting.

Masks are still required on public transit to keep passengers safe.

Grover says this is still a pilot program and may pave the way for other bus pass programs in the future.

For more information, see the official STA Summer Pass website.

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