Public Transportation - Consolidated Grants

The Consolidated Grant Program awards funding to improve public transportation within and between rural communities, provide transportation services between cities, purchase new buses and equipment, and offer public transportation services to seniors and people with disabilities. This program is supported by state and federal funding. Funds are awarded via formula and competitive process. Scoring and ranking criteria for the competitive process are established by WSDOT, an advisory committee and the priorities of regional planning councils. 

Consolidated Grants provide funds from five sources:

Federal Transit Administration funds:

  • 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
  • 5311 Formula Grants for Rural Areas
  • 5339(a) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Formula Program

State funds:

Important Dates

  • Nov. 2, 2020-Jan. 15, 2021: WSDOT reviews applications and contacts applicants on any revisions or additional information needed.
  • Jan. 15, 2021, 5:00 p.m.: Applicants must submit revised applications in the Grants Management System.
  • Spring 2021: WSDOT will announce 2021-2023 awards.

2021 -2023 Awards

Awards will be tentative until the Federal Transit Authority provides appropriation levels and the Washington State Legislature approves the 2021-2023 transportation budget.

Selected projects will be awarded for either two years (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023) or four years (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2025).

Eligible project types

Operations: Projects directly related to system operation, including employee compensation, marketing, administration, fuel, oil, taxes and operational maintenance expenses.

Mobility management: Information services that help providers and passengers coordinate and understand available options. Includes short-range planning, management activities or activities for improving coordination among public transportation and other transportation service providers.

Capital: Projects to purchase long-term assets, such as land, buildings, vehicles and bus shelters.

Planning: Planning, coordination or other activities that address the needs of the applicant and the community(ies) they serve.

2019-2021 Consolidated Grants

The list below shows 131 projects that were awarded nearly $77 million for July 2019 through June 2021.

Applicant: Arc of Tri-Cities
County or Counties: Benton, Franklin
Project Description: Sustains demand response and community access services for persons with special needs
Award: $69,850

Applicant: Arc of Tri-Cities
County or Counties: Benton, Franklin
Project Description: Expands demand response services for people with special needs
Award: $77,037

Applicant: Around the Sound
County or Counties: Pierce
Project Description: Provides replacement vehicles for Pierce County Adult Day Health Express coordinated transportation services
Award: $994,660

Applicant: Asotin County Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA)
County or Counties: Asotin
Project Description: Provides support to purchase two replacement cutaway vehicles and camera systems for demand response services
Award: $171,984

Applicant: Catholic Community Services of King County
County or Counties: King
Project Description: Sustains volunteer transportation services for low-income elderly adults and persons with special needs
Award: $98,101

Applicant: Catholic Community Services of Snohomish County
County or Counties: Snohomish
Project Description: Sustains transportation services for disabled veterans
Award: $41,650

Applicant: Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
County or Counties: Pierce
Project Description: Sustains volunteer transportation services
Award: $284,035

Applicant: Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
County or Counties: Thurston
Project Description: Sustains support for Thurston County Bus Buddies
Award: $96,265

Applicant: Central Transit
County or Counties: Kittitas
Project Description: Sustains fixed route bus service in Ellensburg
Award: $841,500

Applicant: Clallam Transit
County or Counties: Clallam
Project Description: Provides support for Route 16 rural and tribal access services
Award: $378,825

Applicant: Clallam Transit
County or Counties: Clallam
Project Description: Sustains paratransit services
Award: $1,643,280

Applicant: Clallam Transit
County or Counties: Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap
Project Description: Provides support for Strait Shot operating services
Award: $4,001,574

Applicant: Clallam Transit
County or Counties: Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap
Project Description: Provides support for Strait Shot operating services
Award: $4,001,574

Applicant: Coastal Community Action Program
County or Counties: Grays Harbor, Pacific
Project Description: Sustains Driven to Opportunity program for employment and education
Award: $507,700

Applicant: Coastal Community Action Program
County or Counties: Grays Harbor, Pacific
Project Description: Replaces one 7-passenger minivan for the Driven to Opportunity programs
Award: $22,196

Applicant: Columbia County Public Transportation
County or Counties: Columbia, Walla Walla
Project Description: Sustains fixed route and demand response services
Award: $1,669,190

Applicant: Columbia County Public Transportation
County or Counties: Columbia, Walla Walla
Project Description: Expands Columbia County’s demand response services
Award: $93,215

Applicant: Community Action of Skagit County
County or Counties: Skagit
Project Description: Provides mobility management for Skagit Special Needs Mobility Project
Award: $49,870

Applicant: Council on Aging and Human Services/ COAST Transportation
County or Counties: Asotin, Garfield, Whitman
Project Description: Sustains operating assistance for on-demand and deviated fixed-route services
Award: $555,440

Applicant: Council on Aging and Human Services/ COAST Transportation
County or Counties: Asotin, Garfield, Whitman
Project Description: Replaces two ADA-compliant minivans for special needs on-demand transportation services
Award: $63,845

Applicant: Council on Aging and Human Services/ COAST Transportation
County or Counties: Asotin, Garfield, Whitman
Project Description: Purchases updates to automated GPS tracking locators and communications software for vehicles
Award: $50,000

Applicant: Cowlitz Indian Tribe
County or Counties: Cowlitz, Lewis
Project Description: Sustains Cowlitz Tribal Transit rural demand response services
Award: $447,619

Applicant: Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization (ECHHO)
County or Counties: Jefferson
Project Description: Sustains volunteer driver demand-response service for seniors and people with special needs
Award: $27,500

Applicant: Entiat Valley Community Services
County or Counties: Chelan, Douglas
Project Description: Provides support for the Entiat Valley Community Services Transportation for Rural Immobilized Persons and Seniors Program
Award: $10,000

Applicant: Entrust Community Services
County or Counties: Yakima
Project Description: Sustains rural special needs non-emergent volunteer transportation services
Award: $97,882

Applicant: Garfield County Public Transportation
County or Counties: Asotin, Garfield
Project Description: Sustains weekday rural commuter routes, medical/shopper route into Asotin and Nez Perce Counties, and local demand response service for Garfield County
Award: $321,331

Applicant: Garfield County Public Transportation
County or Counties: Asotin, Garfield
Project Description: Purchases one ADA-compliant medium-duty cutaway with security technology
Award: $58,168

Applicant: Grant Transit Authority
County or Counties: Grant
Project Description: Provides support to purchase three replacement ADA-compliant vehicles for fixed route services
Award: $240,000

Applicant: Grant Transit Authority
County or Counties: Grant
Project Description: Provides support for paratransit and demand response services
Award: $438,750

Applicant: Grant Transit Authority
County or Counties: Grant
Project Description: Provides support for fixed-route operations
Award: $2,475,450

Applicant: Grays Harbor Transit
County or Counties: Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston 
Project Description: Sustains fixed route and demand response services
Award: $1,500,000

Applicant: Grays Harbor Transit
County or Counties: Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston 
Project Description: Replaces ADA-accessible vehicles to sustain fixed-route, door-to-door demand-response and complimentary ADA services
Award: $930,782

Applicant: Homage Senior Services
County or Counties: Snohomish
Project Description: Sustains Transportation Assistance Program operations
Award: $947,990

Applicant: Homage Senior Services
County or Counties: Snohomish
Project Description: Sustains the Pay Your Pal volunteer transportation program
Award: $47,877

Applicant: Homage Senior Services
County or Counties: Snohomish
Project Description: Sustains the Transportation Outreach program
Award: $45,077

Applicant: Hopelink
County or Counties: King
Project Description: Sustains mobility management and operational support for special needs transportation services
Award: $618,174

Applicant: Hopelink
County or Counties: King, Pierce, Snohomish
Project Description: Supports the Regional Alliance for Resilient and Equitable Transportation project, which provides critical services for vulnerable populations in the event of a disaster
Award: $83,556

Applicant: HopeSource
County or Counties: Kittitas
Project Description: Sustains demand response services for the elderly and persons with disabilities
Award: $1,312,422

Applicant: HopeSource
County or Counties: Kittitas
Project Description: Provides support for commuter services for the general public in Kittitas County
Award: $492,571

Applicant: HopeSource
County or Counties: Kittitas
Project Description: Purchases two transit vans for the Ellensburg-Cle Elum commuter service
Award: $151,378

Applicant: Human Services Council
County or Counties: Clark
Project Description: Sustains Employment Transportation Program
Award: $465,000

Applicant: Human Services Council
County or Counties: Clark
Project Description: Sustains Reserve-A-Ride services
Award: $321,316

Applicant: Human Services Council
County or Counties: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum
Project Description: Sustains Reserve-A-Ride services
Award: $373,000

Applicant: Intercity Transit
County or Counties: Thurston
Project Description: Provides support for the purchase of six replacement dial-a-lift vehicles
Award: $698,942

Applicant: Island Transit
County or Counties: Island, Skagit, Snohomish
Project Description: Sustains the North Sound Regional Connector
Award: $2,317,794

Applicant: Island Transit
County or Counties: Island
Project Description: Sustains the mobility management specialist position for the outreach program
Award: $142,963

Applicant: Island Transit
County or Counties: Island
Project Description: Purchases two ADA-accessible medium-duty buses with security camera systems, radios, tablets, bike racks and equipment
Award: $322,756

Applicant: Island Transit
County or Counties: Island
Project Description: Purchases three replacement ADA-accessible heavy-duty buses
Award: $2,031,226

Applicant: Jamestown S'Klallam
County or Counties: Clallam, Jefferson
Project Description: Sustains Jamestown campus route service
Award: $161,028

Applicant: Jefferson Transit Authority
County or Counties: Jefferson
Project Description: Sustains Olympic Connection service
Award: $388,310

Applicant: Jefferson Transit Authority
County or Counties: Jefferson
Project Description: Sustains East Jefferson fixed route and on-demand ADA services
Award: $2,173,692

Applicant: Jefferson Transit Authority
County or Counties: Jefferson
Project Description: Purchases four buses to sustain current fixed-route services
Award: $1,567,836

Applicant: King County Metro Transit
County or Counties: King
Project Description: Sustains Community Shuttles for seniors and people with disabilities
Award: $537,506

Applicant: Kitsap Transit
County or Counties: King
Project Description: Purchases five heavy-duty biodiesel buses for fixed-route services providing rural, tribal and urban connections (Kitsap Transit Fast Ferries, Washington State Ferries, Travel Washington Dungeness Line and King County Metro, Mason, Clallam, Jefferson, and Pierce transits)
Award: $2,168,000

Applicant: Klickitat County Senior Services
County or Counties: Klickitat
Project Description: Sustains dial-a-ride services for the general public, low income, elderly and persons with disabilities
Award: $940,000

Applicant: Klickitat County Senior Services
County or Counties: Klickitat
Project Description: Provides five replacement ADA-accessible vehicles for dial-a-ride services
Award: $219,200

Applicant: Lewis Mt Hwy Transit
County or Counties: Lewis
Project Description: Sustains services for the general public deviated fixed-route services in eastern and central Lewis County
Award: $651,350

Applicant: Link Transit
County or Counties: Chelan
Project Description: Sustains Upper Valley demand response services
Award: $67,500

Applicant: Link Transit
County or Counties: Chelan, Douglas
Project Description: Sustains commuter routes serving Wenatchee, Entiat, Ardenvoir, Chelan, Cashmere, Mason, Leavenworth and Waterville
Award: $850,000

Applicant: Link Transit
County or Counties: Chelan, Douglas
Project Description: Sustains mobility management program
Award: $165,000

Applicant: Link Transit
County or Counties: Chelan, Douglas
Project Description: Provides support to purchase five ADA-accessible cutaway vehicle
Award: $491,324

Applicant: Link Transit
County or Counties: Chelan, Douglas
Project Description: Supports the Chelan-Mason dial-a-ride service
Award: $194,642

Applicant: Link Transit
County or Counties: Chelan, Douglas
Project Description: Supports the Chelan-Mason dial-a-ride service
Award: $194,642

Applicant: Lower Columbia Community Action Program
County or Counties: Clark, Cowlitz
Project Description: Sustains fixed-route services along the I-5 corridor between Vancouver, Longview and Castle Rock
Award: $607,185

Applicant: Lower Columbia Community Action Program
County or Counties: Clark, Cowlitz
Project Description: Purchases two ADA-accessible light-duty 14-passenger vans
Award: $123,200

Applicant: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
County or Counties: Clallam
Project Description: Purchases one non-ADA 12-passenger van
Award: $34,970

Applicant: Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation
County or Counties: Whatcom
Project Description: Sustains Lummi Transit operations
Award: $589,050

Applicant: Makah Tribal Council
County or Counties: Clallam
Project Description: Purchases two ADA-accessible light-duty vans and three replacement bus shelters
Award: $182,500

Applicant: Makah Tribal Council
County or Counties: Clallam
Project Description: Sustains Makah Public Transit
Award: $164,593

Applicant: Mason County Transportation Authority
County or Counties: Mason
Project Description: Sustains core zone deviated fixed-route services for the elderly, special needs populations, and the general public
Award: $505,440

Applicant: Mason Transit Authority
County or Counties: Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston 
Project Description: Sustains regional transportation connectivity services between Mason Transit and transit services in adjacent counties
Award: $1,067,040

Applicant: Mason Transit Authority
County or Counties: Mason
Project Description: Sustains demand response services for the elderly, persons with special needs and the general public
Award: $1,244,880

Applicant: Mason Transit Authority
County or Counties: Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston 
Project Description: Purchases nine replacement ADA-accessible light-duty cutaway vans and two replacement ADA-accessible heavy-duty large buses
Award: $1,427,052

Applicant: Mid-Columbia Economic Development District
County or Counties: Klickitat, Skamania 
Project Description: Sustains the Gorge TransLink Alliance Mobility Management project providing services for people with special transportation needs in the Mid-Columbia River Gorge region in Washington and Oregon 
Award: $68,250

Applicant: Mount Si Senior Center
County or Counties: King 
Project Description: Sustains ADA-accessible demand response services and deviated fixed route services for the elderly, persons with special needs and low-income populations in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Preston, Carnation, Duvall and Monroe
Award: $1,029,000

Applicant: Northshore Senior Center
County or Counties: King, Snohomish 
Project Description: Sustains demand-response services for seniors and persons with disabilities
Award: $110,935

Applicant: Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition
County or Counties: Okanogan
Project Description: Purchases three replacement vehicles for demand response services and one ADA-accessible cutaway for deviated fixed-route commuter services
Award: $259,938

Applicant: Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition
County or Counties: Douglas, Okanogan
Project Description: Sustains demand response services
Award: $904,280

Applicant: Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition
County or Counties: Okanogan
Project Description: Sustains rural commuter routes
Award: $644,000

Applicant: Olympic Community Action Program
County or Counties: Clallam, Jefferson
Project Description: Sustains West End Job Lift program
Award: $128,475

Applicant: Pacific Transit
County or Counties: Pacific
Project Description: Sustains rural demand response services
Award: $507,255

Applicant: Pacific Transit
County or Counties: Clatsop County, OR, Grays Harbor, Pacific
Project Description: Sustains rural fixed-route services
Award: $1,123,830

Applicant: Pacific Transit
County or Counties: Pacific
Project Description: Purchases one ADA-accessible 16-passenger light-duty replacement vehicle
Award: $68,386

Applicant: People for People
County or Counties: Yakima
Project Description: Sustains rural special needs transportation services
Award: $2,684,385

Applicant: People for People
County or Counties: Yakima
Project Description: Sustains mobility management services
Award: $131,104

Applicant: People for People
County or Counties: Adams, Grant, Lincoln
Project Description: Sustains mobility management services
Award: $140,750

Applicant: People for People
County or Counties: Yakima
Project Description: Replaces vehicles to sustain special needs transportation
Award: $375,566

Applicant: People for People
County or Counties: Benton, Franklin
Project Description: Expands mobility management services
Award: $138,024

Applicant: People for People
County or Counties: Adams, Grant, Lincoln
Project Description: Purchases replacement vehicles for special needs transportation
Award: $376,477

Applicant: People for People
County or Counties: Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant
Project Description: Provides route-deviated services for the general public
Award: $282,540

Applicant: People for People
County or Counties: Adams, Grant, Lincoln
Project Description: Sustains rural special needs transportation 
Award: $1,925,624

Applicant: Pierce County Human Services
County or Counties: Pierce
Project Description: Sustains Beyond the Borders demand response and deviated fixed-route services for special needs riders in east and south Pierce County
Award: $1,120,760

Applicant: Pierce County Human Services
County or Counties: Pierce
Project Description: Sustains mobility management activities for the Pierce County Coordinated Transportation Coalition
Award: $184,000

Applicant: Puget Sound Educational Services District
County or Counties: King, Pierce
Project Description: Sustains Road to Independence Van Program, a driver training program for low-income people who, in turn, provide transportation to people with special needs
Award: $550,000

Applicant: Pullman Transit
County or Counties: Whitman
Project Description: Sustains fixed route services
Award: $2,127,158

Applicant: Pullman Transit
County or Counties: Whitman
Project Description: Sustains operating assistance for the City of Pullman's Dial-A-Ride services
Award: $628,186

Applicant: Pullman Transit
County or Counties: Whitman
Project Description: Provides two electric buses in Pullman
Award: $1,379,840

Applicant: Pullman Transit
County or Counties: Whitman
Project Description: Provides technology updates to Pullman Transit's video, radio and scheduling equipment
Award: $304,884

Applicant: River Cities Transit
County or Counties: Cowlitz
Project Description: Sustains paratransit services for the Longview and Kelso urban area
Award: $625,867

Applicant: River Cities Transit
County or Counties: Cowlitz
Project Description: Provides support for the purchase of three propane-powered cutaway vehicles
Award: $239,400

Applicant: Rural Resources Community Action
County or Counties: Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens
Project Description: Sustains demand response services for veterans and persons with special needs and volunteer transportation for medical and social services
Award: $1,063,927

Applicant: Rural Resources Community Action
County or Counties: Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens
Project Description: Purchases three replacement vehicles for dial-a-ride services for persons with special needs
Award: $171,072

Applicant: Rural Resources Community Action
County or Counties: Stevens
Project Description: Sustains the commuter route service for transit dependent persons between Kettle Falls, Chewelah, and Colville
Award: $325,818

Applicant: Sammish Indian Nation
County or Counties: Island, Skagit
Project Description: Provides support for Samish Transit feasibility study
Award: $15,193

Applicant: San Juan County
County or Counties: San Juan
Project Description: Sustains transportation vouchers for people with special needs
Award: $332,066

Applicant: Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
County or Counties: Skagit, Snohomish
Project Description: Sustains the Darrington-Concrete Direct Shuttle fixed route services
Award: $402,137

Applicant: Skagit Transit
County or Counties: Skagit
Project Description: Sustains operations of Skagit Transit route 40X
Award: $112,793

Applicant: Skagit Transit
County or Counties: Skagit
Project Description: Provides support for the purchase of four ADA-accessible replacement buses
Award: $1,583,954

Applicant: Skamania County Senior Services
County or Counties: Clark, Hood River, OR, Klickitat, Multnomah, Skamania
Project Description: Sustains dial-a-ride services for the general public, elderly and disabled populations
Award: $280,683

Applicant: Skamania County Senior Services
County or Counties: Clark, Skamania
Project Description: Sustains deviated fixed route services for the general public and disadvantaged populations
Award: $182,720

Applicant: Skamania County Senior Services
County or Counties: Clark, Hood River, OR, Klickitat, Multnomah, Skamania
Project Description: Provides support for the purchase of two ADA-accessible replacement vehicles for demand response services
Award: $96,915

Applicant: Sound Generations
County or Counties: King
Project Description: Sustains the Hyde Shuttles, a community-based paratransit service in King County
Award: $1,769,658

Applicant: Special Mobility Services
County or Counties: Spokane
Project Description: Sustains the Deer Park dial-a-ride and deviated fixed route services
Award: $439,665

Applicant: Special Mobility Services
County or Counties: Pend Oreille
Project Description: Sustains the Newport community deviated fixed-route shuttle
Award: $243,000

Applicant: Special Mobility Services
County or Counties: Adams, Lincoln 
Project Description: Sustains the Davenport community and Ritzville community deviated fixed route shuttles
Award: $381,251

Applicant: Special Mobility Services
County or Counties: Spokane
Project Description: Expands the Deer Park community deviated fixed-route shuttle
Award: $119,234

Applicant: Spokane Tribe of Indians
County or Counties: Spokane, Stevens
Project Description: Sustains the Moccasin Express general fixed-route operating services
Award: $750,000

Applicant: Spokane Tribe of Indians
County or Counties: Spokane, Stevens
Project Description: Provides support for the purchase of two replacement vehicles for the Moccasin Express
Award: $115,086

Applicant: Squaxin Island Tribe
County or Counties: Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston
Project Description: Sustains operating assistance for Squaxin Transit deviated fixed-route services
Award: $199,500

Applicant: Stanwood Community and Senior Center
County or Counties: Island, Skagit, Snohomish
Project Description: Provides support for North SnoCo Transportation Coalition assessment, planning and coordination study
Award: $50,000

Applicant: Thurston Regional Planning Council
County or Counties: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Thurston
Project Description: Sustains ruralTRANSIT route-deviated/on-demand services for the general public and people with disabilities
Award: $1,268,400

Applicant: Tri County Economic Development District
County or Counties: Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens
Project Description: Provides support for a regional mobility/veterans service coordinator
Award: $141,698

Applicant: Twin Transit
County or Counties: Lewis
Project Description: Sustains fixed route and paratransit services in Centralia and Chehalis
Award: $1,439,222

Applicant: United Way of Pierce County
County or Counties: Pierce
Project Description: Provides support for South Sound 2-1-1 Transportation Resource Center
Award: $225,348

Applicant: Valley Transit
County or Counties: Walla Walla
Project Description: Provides support for development of a transit network plan
Award: $50,000

Applicant: Wahkiakum County Health and Human Resources
County or Counties: Cowlitz, Pacific, Wahkiakum 
Project Description: Sustains rural routes for the general public in Wahkiakum County with connections from Pacific County to Cowlitz County
Award: $595,800

Applicant: Whatcom Council of Governments
County or Counties: Whatcom
Project Description: Provides mobility management support for seniors and youth
Award: $210,000

Applicant: Whatcom Transportation Authority
County or Counties: Whatcom
Project Description: Provides support for mobility management for fixed-route services for seniors and people with disabilities
Award: $138,748

Applicant: Workforce Snohomish
County or Counties: Snohomish
Project Description: Provides mobility management support for the Snohomish County Transportation Coalition
Award: $184,632

Applicant: Yakima Transit
County or Counties: Kittitas, Yakima 
Project Description: Sustains the Yakima-Ellensburg commuter service
Award: $472,373

Applicant: Yakima Valley Conference of Governments
County or Counties: Yakima 
Project Description: Provides support for the Yakima County regional transit feasibility study
Award: $50,000

For more information, contact Susan Garber-Yonts, susan.garber-yonts@wsdot.wa.gov or 206-922-3259 or your local WSDOT Public Transportation Community Liaison.