Public Transportation - Green Transportation Capital Grants

The Washington State Legislature provided $12 million for a new Green Transportation Capital Grant (RCW 47.66.120). The grants are provided to 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.  

The 2021-2023 Green Transportation Capital Grant applications are being evaluated with anticipated award notices in spring 2021. Below are some important dates:

  • Dec. 1, 2020 - Selected projects recommended to the Legislature
  • April 2021 (subject to budget bill enactment) - Notice of award issued
  • June 30, 2023 - Project completion

The following list provides an overview of Green Transportation Capital Grants projects in the current Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program (LEAP) List.

2019-2021 Project List

Applicant: Spokane Transit
Project Title: Spokane Transit Battery Electric Bus Infrastructure
Award: $1,669,000

Applicant: King County Metro
Project Title: King County Metro Transit Diesel Bus Replacement
Award: $3,307,200

Applicant: Pierce Transit
Project Title: Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure
Award: $585,319

Applicant: C-TRAN
Project Title: C-TRAN All-Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Award: $1,260,000

Applicant: Pullman Transit
Project Title: Transit Building Electrical Upgrades
Award: $262,500

Applicant: Kitsap Transit
Project Title: Powering Kitsap Transit Toward Zero Emissions
Award: $1,042,000

Applicant: Twin Transit
Project Title: Zero-Emission Transit and Mellen Street Transit
Award: $1,934,700

Applicant: Link Transit
Project Title: Battery Electric Wireless Inductive Vehicle Charging and Modular Battery Storage Energy Management
Award: $1,409,281

    For more information, contact Evan Olsen at or 360-705-6929.