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Public Transportation Grant Awards

124 Projects - $39.5 Million

WSDOT awarded public transportation grants for 124 projects totaling more than $39.5 million for the 2011-2013 biennium.



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Public Transportation Competitive Grant Awards

These grants improve public transportation within and between rural communities, provide transportation services between cities, purchase new buses and other equipment, and provide public transportation service for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The grantees competed for state and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, which are administered through WSDOT's consolidated grant program. They are funded by state (rural mobility and paratransit/special needs non-profit) and federal (rural mobility, special needs, job access and New Freedom) grants. Over the biennium, state funds of approximately $13.7 million will be matched with approximately $25.8 million in federal funds.

As the project list below illustrates, the competitive grant funds were awarded across Washington. WSDOT awarded these grants to transportation providers including transit agencies, non-profit agencies, tribal transportation and senior services.

OrganizationCounty or CountiesProject DescriptionAward
Appointment Keepers' Transportation System (City of College Place) Walla Walla Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minibus for demand response services.     $50,400
Asotin County Community Services Asotin Provides one replacement minibus for demand response services. $87,730
Ben Franklin Transit Benton and Franklin Sustains demand response services to ADA-eligible persons residing outside current service boundaries. $428,933
Ben Franklin Transit Benton and Franklin Provides 17 mobile data terminals (MDT's) for demand response vehicles. $55,233
Ben Franklin Transit Benton and Franklin Sustains in-house travel training program to better serve persons with special needs. $100,000
Catholic Community Services Pierce Sustains volunteer driver and coordinator programs which provide special needs transportation. $90,054
City of Pullman dba Pullman Transit Whitman Provides one replacement, ADA-accessible 7-passenger van and one replacement, ADA-accessible 14-passenger minibus.  $116,000
City of Pullman dba Pullman Transit Whitman Sustains fixed route and demand response service. $1,200,000
Clallam Transit System Clallam Provides eight ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses for demand response services. $973,000
Clallam Transit System Clallam Sustains transit service between Port Angeles and Forks, and between Neah Bay and Forks. $600,000
COAST Transportation Whitman, Asotin and Garfield Provides one ADA-accessible minivan for demand response services. $35,200
COAST Transportation Whitman, Asotin and Garfield Sustains demand response services. $502,000
Coastal Community Action Program Grays Harbor Provides one ADA-accessible minivan for employment related support services. $45,000
Coastal Community Action Program Grays Harbor Sustains demand response services for employment and education-related purposes. $450,000
Columbia County Public Transportation Columbia and Walla Walla  Sustains demand response transportation services. $1,020,000
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation Yakima Sustains the mobility coordinator/manager and related expenses for the Tribal Transit Program. $127,795
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Cowlitz Sustains demand response services in South Lewis and North Cowlitz Counties. $183,280
Garfield County Public Transportation Garfield Sustains demand response transportation service while providing connections to Asotin PTBA and Columbia County Public Transportation. $225,000
Grant Transit Authority Grant and Adams Sustains fixed-route express commuter services for low-income production plant workers between Ephrata and Othello. $180,000
Grays Harbor Transit Authority Grays Harbor Sustains daily fixed-route transportation services. $1,500,000
Greater Maple Valley Community Center King Provides demand response services to special needs populations in SE King County. $200,000
HopeSource Kittitas Provides three replacement minibuses for transportation of elderly and disabled persons. $210,000
HopeSource Kittitas Provides surveillance and GPS equipment for nine buses, including four cameras and a DVR with GPS. $40,000
HopeSource Kittitas Sustains demand response services. $950,000
HopeSource Kittitas Sustains Central Transit fixed-route service to the general public in Ellensburg. $100,000
HopeSource Kittitas and Yakima Expands service to provide a coordinated route between Ellensburg and Yakima. $264,000
Human Services Council Clark Sustains demand response services for the elderly and persons with disabilities who do not qualify for Medicaid or complimentary ADA services. $321,750
Human Services Council Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Sustains demand response services for the elderly and persons with disabilities who do not qualify for Medicaid or complimentary ADA services. $372,971
Human Services Council Clark Sustains demand response services to low-income and special needs individuals for employment-related purposes. $475,838
Intercity Transit Thurston Sustains demand response services for low-income job seekers, workers and other employment-related activities. $300,000
Island Transit Island Provides three replacement minibuses equipped with mobile data terminals (MDT's). $309,988
Island Transit Island Provides 10 minibuses equipped with mobile data terminals (MDT's). $591,989
Jefferson Transit Authority Jefferson Sustains weekday, route-deviated transit service in West Jefferson County between Forks and Amanda Park. $354,866
Jefferson Transit Authority Jefferson Sustains fixed-route bus and demand response services for special needs persons in East Jefferson County. $1,368,402
Kalispel Tribe of Indians Spokane and Pend Oreille Provides mobile data terminals (MDT's) for Kaltran transit vehicles. $20,800
Kalispel Tribe of Indians Spokane and Pend Oreille Sustains fixed-route service between the Kalispel Reservation and Spokane and Airway Heights. $240,127
Klickitat County Senior Services Klickitat Provides two ADA-accessible, replacement full-size vans for demand response services. $72,000
Klickitat County Senior Services Klickitat Sustains route-deviated and demand response services for the general public and persons with special needs. $885,468
Lewis Public Transportation Benefit Area/Twin Transit Lewis Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minibus for general public service in the Chehalis/Centralia service area. $130,300
Lewis Public Transportation Benefit Area/Twin Transit Lewis Provides two ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses for route-deviated services to persons with special needs. $155,831
Lewis Public Transportation Benefit Area/Twin Transit Lewis Sustains route-deviated services on selected routes for the general public and persons with special needs. $247,817
Lewis Public Transportation Benefit Area/Twin Transit Lewis Sustains demand response services for persons with special needs. $189,505
Link Transit Chelan and Douglas Provides four ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses for route-deviated services to the general public. $295,520
Link Transit Chelan and Douglas Provides nine ADA-accessible, replacement minivans for demand response services for persons with special needs. $324,000
Link Transit Chelan and Douglas Sustains fixed-route services that provide access to job training and and job-related activities. $450,000
Link Transit Chelan Sustains rural commuter services connecting Leavenworth to Plain and Lake Wenatchee. $120,000
Link Transit Chelan Sustains rural commuter services connecting Wenatchee westbound to Leavenworth & northbound to Chelan. $625,000
Link Transit Chelan Sustains the Mobility Coordinator position, which provides training and support to special needs persons and older adults within the Link service area. $105,000
Lower Columbia Community Action Council Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Provides two ADA-accessible, replacement full-size vans for demand response services. $104,000
Lower Columbia Community Action Council Clark, Cowlitz and Lewis Sustains fixed-route services to the general public along the I-5 corridor between Vancouver and Chehalis/Centralia. $586,960
Lummi Nation aka Lummi Indian Business Council Whatcom Provides one replacement bus. $104,000
Lummi Nation aka Lummi Indian Business Council Whatcom Expands fixed-route service for the general public and special needs populations to enhance connections with Whatcom Transit Authority. $61,050
Lummi Nation aka Lummi Indian Business Council Whatcom Sustains route-deviated service for the general public and special needs populations on the Lummi Tribal Reservation. $360,000
Makah Tribal Council Clallam Sustains fixed-route services to the general public five days a week with two hours of demand response service (10 a.m. to noon). $144,018
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Sustains zone and fixed-route services between Shelton, Lower Hood Canal, Arcadia and the Agate/Hartsine area, as contracted with the Shelton School District. $450,000
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Provides nine ADA-accessible, replacement minivans for demand response services for persons with special needs. $648,000
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Sustains demand response services to persons with special needs and the general public not served by existing fixed-route and route-deviated services. $1,200,000
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Sustains regional transportation connectivity services between Mason Transit and transit services in adjacent counties. $957,562
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Skamania and Klickitat Funds a Mobility Manager position for the Gorge TransLink Alliance. $88,000
Mount Si Senior Center King Sustains demand response services to the general public and persons with special needs in East King County, including areas east of North Bend through the Snoqualmie Valley and north to Monroe in Snohomish County. $500,000
MultiCare Health System Pierce and Thurston Sustains Adult Day Health transportation program services within 45 miles of the MultiCare facility throughout Pierce and Thurston Counties. $94,883
Neighborhood House King Provides demand response services to low-income individuals for employment-related purposes. $36,774
Northshore Senior Center King and Snohomish Sustains demand response services to persons with special needs in North King and South Snohomish Counties. $75,000
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN) Okanogan Sustains shuttle service to the general public between Okanogan and Omak. $81,264
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN) Okanogan Sustains commuter services between Omak and Coulee Dam provided to low-income and special needs individuals for employment-related purposes. $87,000
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN) Okanogan Provides two ADA-accessible minibuses for services to persons with special needs. $124,442
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN) Okanogan Restores previous levels of service within the OCTN service area to low-income and special needs individuals for employment-related purposes. $243,243
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN) Okanogan Sustains demand response services to persons with special needs. $552,963
Olympic Community Action Program Clallam and Jefferson Provides one replacement 12-passenger van for Jobs Access & Reverse Commute related transportation. $25,600
Olympic Community Action Program Clallam and Jefferson Sustains volunteer driver and commuter vanpool transportation services to job sites. $148,000
Pacific Transit Pacific Sustains fixed route and demand response services with intercity connections to Aberdeen, Naselle and Astoria (OR). $1,200,000
People for People Adams, Lincoln and Grant Provides 12 camera and 10 GPS systems for existing demand response fleet, as well as upgrades to dispatch software and hardware to support demand response services for persons with special needs. $98,947
People for People Adams, Lincoln and Grant Provides six ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses equipped with camera systems for demand response services. $412,800
People for People Adams, Lincoln and Grant Sustains route-deviated and fixed route services to persons with special needs. $467,000
People for People Adams, Lincoln and Grant Sustains demand response service in Adams, Lincoln and Grant Counties and route-deviated service in Grant County to the general public. $883,285
People for People Adams, Lincoln and Grant Establishes a mobility coordinator position to plan, market, advocate, train and coordinate transportation needs for persons with special needs. $139,283
People for People Yakima Sustains services for WorkFirst and low-income individuals for employment and employment-related purposes. $885,431
People for People Yakima Provides 18 camera and GPS systems for existing demand response fleet, as well as seven workstations, two servers and two laser printers to support demand response services for persons with special needs. $125,328
People for People Yakima Provides four ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses equipped with camera and GPS systems for demand response services. $272,284
People for People Yakima Sustains coordinated services for persons with special needs through the Greater Columbia 2-1-1 call center. $109,562
People for People Yakima Sustains route-deviated and demand response services to persons with special needs and the general public. $1,231,840
People for People Yakima and Benton Sustains fixed route service connecting communities along I-82 between Prosser and Yakima. $450,000
Pierce County Community Services Pierce Provides demand response and/or fixed route service to low-income residents outside the service boundaries of Pierce Transit for employment and employment-related purposes. $275,000
Pierce County Community Services Pierce Sustains the mobility manager position to plan, market, advocate, train and coordinate transportation needs for persons with special needs. $25,000
Puget Sound Educational Services District Pierce and King Provides driver training for low-income people who, in turn, provide transportation to people with special needs. $70,415
Rural Resources Community Action Stevens Sustains route-deviated commuter transportation service for the general public connecting Kettle Falls, Colville and Chewelah. $292,560
Rural Resources Community Action Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Sustains demand response service to the general public. $833,590
Rural Resources Community Action Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Provides three ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses for demand response service in Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties and connecting service between Kettle Falls and Chewelah. $195,000
San Juan County San Juan Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minivan and two ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses. $126,688
San Juan County San Juan Provides taxi vouchers for people with special needs. $60,000
San Juan County San Juan Creates a mobility manager position for the purpose of facilitating and developing a long term coordinated transportation network. $166,809
Senior Services of King County King Sustains the senior shuttle project for the purpose of providing demand response transportation to special needs populations countywide. $575,000
Senior Services of Snohomish County Snohomish Sustains demand response service for elderly and persons with disabilities in areas of the county not currently served by transit. $138,000
Skagit Transit Skagit Provides an integrated, interactive voice response and intelligent transportation system. $105,506
Skagit Transit Skagit Sustains Sunday fixed route service to low-income persons within the Skagit PTBA. $230,000
Skagit Transit Skagit Sustains fixed route and route-deviated service to Anacortes for the general public. $225,000
Skagit Transit Skagit Sustains pocket service to the underserved areas of the Skagit PTBA beyond ADA requirements for persons with disabilities. $168,350
Skamania County Senior Services Skamania and Clark Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minivan and one ADA-accessible, replacement full-size van for demand response services. $68,780
Skamania County Senior Services Skamania and Clark Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minibus for general public, route-deviated service between Skamania County and Fisher’s Landing in Clark County. $96,110
Skamania County Senior Services Skamania and Clark Sustains demand response services to persons with special needs to surrounding destinations including Portland/Vancouver and Hood River/The Dalles/White Salmon. $336,560
Skamania County Senior Services Skamania and Clark Sustains route-deviated service along SR 14 between Carson and Fisher's Landing in Clark County. $250,000
Special Mobility Services Spokane Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minibus for demand response service to persons with special needs in North Spokane County. $77,000
Special Mobility Services Spokane Sustains demand response service in North Spokane County with connections to Spokane for the general public. $340,000
Special Mobility Services Spokane and Pend Oreille Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minibus for route-deviated service to persons with special needs between Newport and Spokane. $69,300
Special Mobility Services Spokane and Pend Oreille Sustains general public, route-deviated service between the Newport, WA/Priest River, ID area and Spokane along US 2 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. $200,000
Special Mobility Services Spokane, Lincoln and Adams Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minibus for general public, fixed route and route-deviated service between Spokane and Davenport three days per week and between Spokane and Ritzville two days per week. $61,600
Special Mobility Services Spokane, Lincoln and Adams Sustains general public, fixed route and route-deviated service between Spokane and Davenport three days per week and between Spokane and Ritzville two days per week. $195,000
Spokane Transit Authority Spokane     Sustains nine weekday, fixed-route round-trips between Medical Lake and Spokane; complementary demand response service; and vanpool promotions for hospital employees. $125,000
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane and Stevens Sustains route-deviated service for the Mocassin Express for the benefit of people with low incomes to access jobs and job-related activities. $282,843
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane and Stevens Provides one ADA-accessible demand response vehicle for the Mocassin Express for persons with special needs. $40,000
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane and Stevens Provides bicycle racks on two minibuses for Mocassin Express route-deviated service. $4,000
Squaxin Island Tribe Mason, Grays Harbor, and Thurston Sustains weekday service to the general public, providing connections Island Reservation with Mason Transit at Kamilche and Grays Harbor Transit at Elma and McCleary. $150,000
Stillaguamish Tribe Transit Services Snohomish, Skagit Sustains demand response service to rural areas of North Snohomish County and South Skagit County. $178,997
Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) Thurston, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Mason Sustains demand response service to special needs populations in rural areas and communities. $1,309,000
Valley Transit Walla Walla Establishes new deviated fixed-route service to meet the needs of veterans, seniors and special needs populations with access to healthcare providers, human service agencies and senior living centers. $250,000
Valley Transit Walla Walla Provides one ADA-accessible minibus for use on new route for veterans, seniors and persons with disabilities. $152,000
Wahkiakum County Health and Human Resources Wahkiakum Sustains route-deviated service connecting Wahkiakum, Pacific and Cowlitz Counties. $375,000
Whatcom Council of Governments Whatcom Provides transit passes, ride coupons and free transfers to social service agencies. $27,000
Whatcom Council of Governments Whatcom Sustains mobility management efforts for special needs populations. $38,000
White Pass Community Services Coalition dba LEWIS Mt Hwy Transit Lewis Sustains weekday, route-deviated service for the general public and persons with special needs connecting rural East Lewis County communities to Chehalis/Centralia. $615,000
Yakima Transit Yakima Sustains an extra hour of fixed route and complementary demand response service to accommodate job and job-related activities to persons with special needs. $58,175
Yakima Transit Yakima Sustains fixed route Sunday service to accommodate job and job-related activities to persons with special needs. $79,474
Total $39,505,073