Rural Mobility

These competitive and transit formula grants support rural and small urban areas. Grant recipients use these funds to purchase or enhance vehicles and facilities as well as support operations.

Funds are based on sales tax expenditures, including money spent in county locations outside of the transit agency service area.


The 2019-2021 Rural Mobility grants table below shows 12 projects awarded nearly $8.1 million for July 2019-June 2021.



Asotin County Public Transportation Benefit Area


City of Selah


Clallam Transit System


Garfield County Public Transportation


Grays Harbor Transit Authority


Island Transit


Jefferson Transit Authority


Kitsap Transit


Mason County Transportation Authority


Pacific Transit


TranGO (Okanogan County Public Transportation Benefit Area)


Valley Transit (Walla Walla County Public Transportation Benefit Area)




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Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.