Green Transportation Capital

These grants provide funding to any transit authority for cost-effective capital projects to reduce the carbon intensity of the Washington transportation system.

The Washington State Legislature provided almost $16.5 million for Green Transportation Capital grants (RCW 47.66.120). The grants are for transit agencies to fund capital projects to reduce the carbon intensity of the Washington transportation system. Examples include electrification of vehicle fleets, capital facilities to facilitate fleet electrification and/or hydrogen refueling, and upgrades to electrical transmission and distribution systems.

  • July 15, 2020: WSDOT posts notice of funding opportunity and grant applications are available.
  • Sept. 30, 2020: Grant applications are due to WSDOT.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Selected projects recommended to the Legislature.
  • May-June 2021: WSDOT sends grant award letters to grantees (subject to budget bill enactment).
  • July 1, 2021: 2021-2023 biennium begins.
  • June 30, 2023: 2021-2023 biennium ends.

Awards

The 2021-2023 Green Transportation Capital grants table below shows nine projects awarded nearly $16.5 million for July 2021-June 2023.

Organization Project Title Award
Link Transit (Chelan-Douglas Public Transportation Benefit Area) Procurement of three (3) battery-electric buses $2,038,584
Everett Transit Induction charging infrastructure $1,920,000
King County Metro Transit Diesel bus replacement $3,600,000
King County Metro Transit Route 48 Electrification $1,750,774
Kitsap County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority (Kitsap Transit) Powering Kitsap Transit Toward Zero Emissions - Phase 2 $1,481,000
Twin Transit (Lewis Public Transportation Benefit Area) Southwest Washington Corridor e-Transit Station $2,109,586
Pierce Transit (Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation) Commerce Street Electric Bus Opportunity Charging Infrastructure and Upgrades $585,200
STA (Spokane Transit Authority) Monroe-Regal Line Electric Bus $900,000
WTA (Whatcom Transportation Authority) Purchase two (2) battery electric buses and two (2) electric chargers $2,084,856

Zero emission electric vehicle registrations in Washington

increased 192% between 2017 and 2021.

45 projects to improve freight rail structures and freight movement

were underway as of December 31, 2021.

Washington state leveraged $100,000 to secure $27 million

in funding for airport investments in Fiscal Year 2022.