Transit Support Grant

These grants provide funding to support operating and capital expenses of transit agencies in Washington state.

Available funding

WSDOT has around $33.6 million in grant funding for the 2021-2023 biennium, as appropriated in the 2022 supplemental budget. This program is supported by state funding.

Match requirements

No match required.

Eligible applicants

Eligible transit agencies include:

  • City transit systems under RCW 35.58.2721 or Chapter 35.95A RCW.
  • County public transportation authorities under Chapter 36.57 RCW.
  • Metropolitan municipal corporation transit systems under Chapter 36.56 RCW.
  • Public transportation benefit areas under Chapter 36.57A RCW.
  • Unincorporated transportation benefit areas under RCW 36.57.100.
  • Any special purpose districts formed to operate a public transportation system.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for transit support funds, transit agencies must:

  • Adopt and implement a zero-fare policy for all modes provided by the agency, including paratransit, for people 18 and under by Oct. 1, 2022. Agencies that adopt and implement a zero-fare policy after Oct. 1, 2022 will not receive 2022 supplemental budget funds and will be eligible for funds beginning in the 2025-2027 biennium.
  • Certify annually that the agency has maintained its local sales tax authority for transit at or above Jan. 1, 2022 levels.

Additionally, no agency may receive more than 35 percent of the total grant funding available.


The 2021-2023 Transit Support grants table below shows 30 projects awarded nearly $33.6 million.



Asotin County PTBA


Ben Franklin Transit


Central Transit


Clallam Transit System


Columbia County Public Transportation


Community Transit




Everett Transit


Garfield County Transportation Authority


Grant Transit Authority


Grays Harbor Transit


Intercity Transit


Island Transit


Jefferson Transit


King County Metro Transit


Kitsap Transit


Link Transit


Mason Transit Authority


Pacific Transit System


Pierce Transit


Pullman Transit


RiverCities Transit


Skagit Transit


Spokane Transit Authority




Twin Transit


Union Gap Transit


Valley Transit


Whatcom Transportation Authority


Yakima Transit


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