STA to receive $5.8M in American Rescue Plan funding for Central City Line

Friday, June 11, 2021

(as reported by Erin Robinson Spokane)

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Transit Authority will receive a $5.8 million allocation of American Rescue Plan funding for the Central City Line Bus Rapid Transit project. 

The project is one of 22 across the country to receive funding, which was announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Friday. 

The Central City Line is Spokane’s planned rapid transit system, which will run from Browne’s Addition through downtown and the University District, up to Spokane Community College. 

The serviceis set to launch in 2022 and will be made up of 10 City Line buses, which will be zero-emission battery electric buses. 

Tacoma, Everett, Seattle and Vancouver also received funding for various projects.