Public Transportation

Below you'll find information about WSDOT's public transportation programs and projects, including state and federal grants, technical assistance for local transportation providers, policies, and plans.

News

Customer Experience Survey: The Public Transportation Division wants your feedback to improve our customer service by completing an anonymous survey by August 23. It will take less than five minutes to respond to the five questions. 

Help Shape Public Transportation Grant Programs: We invite you to share your ideas on improving WSDOT’s public transportation grant programs at one of our statewide workshops. Sign up to attend at these locations by completing a Doodle poll by August 30:

  • Spokane – Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2714 Mayfair St. (WSDOT Eastern Region Office)
  • Union Gap – Sept. 12, 1:00-4:00 p.m., 2809 Rudkin Rd. (WSDOT South Central Headquarters, Board Room)
  • Olympia – Sept. 20, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 310 Maple Park Ave. SE, (WSDOT Headquarters, Nisqually Room)
  • Everett – Oct. 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3201 Smith Ave. (Everett Transit Center, Mt. Baker Room)

Held biannually for the past 14 years, these sessions bring stakeholders and WSDOT staff together in a creative setting to identify areas going well and develop recommendations for improvements to the grant programs. For more information, refer to the 2018 Grant Programs Advisory Committee Report. Comments or questions? Contact the WSDOT community liaison in your area.

Grants

  • Commute Trip Reduction (large employers, transportation demand management)
  • Consolidated (seniors, persons with disabilities and rural communities)
  • Formula (children, seniors, persons with disabilities and rural communities) 
  • New Revenue (transit)
  • Regional Mobility (public transportation operations, infrastructure and equipment and transportation demand management)
  • Vanpool (expand or replace vanpool fleets)

Programs

Tools for transportation providers