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Public Transportation Grant Awards

107 Projects — $37.3 Million

WSDOT awarded public transportation grants for 107 projects totaling more than $37.3 million for the 2013–2015 biennium.



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Public Transportation Competitive Grant Awards

These grants improve public transportation within and between rural communities, provide transportation services between cities, purchase new buses and other equipment, and provide public transportation service for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

The grantees competed for state and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, which are administered through WSDOT's consolidated grant program. They are funded by state (rural mobility and paratransit/special needs non-profit) and federal (rural mobility, special needs, job access and New Freedom) grants. During the biennium, state funds of approximately $13.7 million will be matched with approximately $23.6 million in federal funds.

As the project list below illustrates, the competitive grant funds were awarded across Washington. WSDOT awarded these grants to transportation providers including transit agencies, non-profit agencies, tribal transportation and senior services.

OrganizationCounty or CountiesProject DescriptionAward
Asotin County
PTBA
Asotin Provides two ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses for demand response services.     $257,520
Ben Franklin Transit Benton and Franklin Provides mobile data terminals for Ben Franklin transit vehicles. $40,971
Catholic Community Services Pierce Provides support for the Thurston County Bus Buddies program. $90,000
Catholic Family & Child Services Yakima, Kittitas and Grant Sustains volunteer-drivers program for low-income, elderly and disabled people in rural and urban areas. $50,000
Clallam Transit Clallam Sustains countywide fixed route and demand response services, and connections with Jefferson Transit in Forks and Sequim. $1,300,000
Coastal Community Action Program Grays Harbor Provides one ADA-accessible minivan for employment related support services. $44,400
Coastal Community Action Program Grays Harbor Sustains demand response services for employment and education-related purposes. $468,500
Columbia County Public Transportation Columbia and Walla Walla Sustains fixed route and demand response service. $284,750
Columbia County Public Transportation Columbia and Walla Walla Provides two ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses for demand response services. $247,250
Council on Aging and Human Services Whitman Sustains demand response service to people with special needs. $500,000
Council on Aging and Human Services Whitman Provides two replacement ADA-accessible minivan for demand response services. $76,800
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Cowlitz Sustains demand response services in South Lewis and North Cowlitz Counties. $250,000
Frontier Behavioral Health Spokane Provides support for volunteer-driver program. $184,000
Garfield County Public Transportation Garfield Sustains demand response transportation service while providing connections to Asotin PTBA and Columbia County Public Transportation. $240,000
Garfield County Public Transportation Garfield Provides one ADA-accessible minivan for demand response services. $47,600
Grant Transit Authority Grant Sustains fixed-route express commuter services for low-income production plant workers between Moses Lake and Warden. $160,000
Grays Harbor Transit Grays Harbor Sustains fixed route and demand response services. $1,300,000
Grays Harbor Transit Grays Harbor Provides mobile data terminals for demand response vehicles. $67,470
HopeSource Kittitas Sustains Central Washington University transit services. $399,911    
HopeSource Kittitas Provides one ADA-accessible minibus for demand response services. $59,000
HopeSource Kittitas Sustains demand response services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. $975,000
Human Services Council Clark Sustains demand response services for the elderly and persons with disabilities who do not qualify for Medicaid or complimentary ADA services. $310,000
Human Services Council Clark Sustains demand response services to low-income and special needs individuals for employment-related purposes. $475,000
Human Services Council Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Sustains demand response services for the elderly and persons with disabilities who do not qualify for Medicaid or complimentary ADA services. $355,050
Intercity Transit Thurston Provides support for Village Vans program, which provides services to low-income people. $250,000
Island Transit Island Provides 10 replacement minibuses equipped with two-way radios, mobile data terminals, security cameras and bike racks. $685,000
Jefferson Transit Authority Jefferson Sustains weekday, route-deviated transit service in West Jefferson County between Forks and Amanda Park. $354,866
Jefferson Transit Authority Jefferson Sustains fixed-route bus and demand response services for special needs persons in East Jefferson County. $1,275,000
Jefferson Transit Authority Jefferson Provides funding for construction of Jefferson Transit Authority administration and maintenance facility. $183,951
Kalispel Tribe of Indians Spokane and Pend Oreille Provides one replacement ADA-accessible, full-size van for demand response services. $72,000
Kalispel Tribe of Indians Spokane and Pend Oreille Sustains fixed-route service between the Kalispel Reservation and Spokane and Airway Heights (midday). $77,022
Kalispel Tribe of Indians Spokane and Pend Oreille Sustains fixed-route service between the Kalispel Reservation and Spokane and Airway Heights (reverse commute). $12,864
Kitsap Transit Kitsap     Provides support for VanLink program, which provides services to people with special needs. $273,280
Leavenworth Mobility Services Provide-A-Ride Chelan Provides communications and GPS equipment. $1,394
Link Transit Chelan and Douglas Provides one replacement mid-size bus for services to the general public. $260,000
Link Transit Chelan and Douglas Sustains fixed-route services that provide access to job training and and job-related activities. $450,000
Link Transit Chelan Sustains rural commuter services connecting Leavenworth to Plain and Lake Wenatchee. $120,000
Link Transit Chelan Sustains rural commuter services connecting Wenatchee westbound to Leavenworth & northbound to Chelan. $675,000
Link Transit Chelan Sustains the mobility coordinator position, which provides training and support to special needs persons and older adults within the Link service area. $120,000
Lower Columbia Community Action Program Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Provides one replacement vehicle for services along the I-5 corridor between Vancouver, Longview and Castle Rock. $56,000
Lower Columbia Community Action Program Clark and Cowlitz Sustains fixed-route services to the general public along the I-5 corridor between Vancouver, Longview and Castle Rock. $530,000
Lummi Nation aka Lummi Indian Business Council Whatcom Sustains route-deviated service for the general public and special needs populations on the Lummi Tribal Reservation. $450,000
Makah Tribal Council Clallam Sustains fixed-route services to the general public five days a week with two hours of demand response service. $144,018
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Sustains zone and fixed-route services between Shelton, Lower Hood Canal, Arcadia and the Agate/Hartsine area, as contracted with the Shelton School District. $450,000
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Sustains demand response services to persons with special needs and the general public not served by existing fixed-route and route-deviated services. $1,191,000
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Sustains regional transportation connectivity services between Mason Transit and transit services in adjacent counties. $950,000
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Provides two, 28-passenger vehicles for Skokomish pilot project. $217,793
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Provides one ADA-accessible van for demand response services. $36,000
MidColumbia Economic Council Skamania, Klickitat and Clark Provides a mobility coordinator position for the Gorge TransLink Alliance. $78,270
Mount Si Senior Center King Sustains demand response services to the general public and persons with special needs in East King County, including areas east of North Bend through the Snoqualmie Valley and north to Monroe in Snohomish County. $700,000
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN) Okanogan Sustains shuttle service to the general public between Okanogan and Omak. $92,000
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN) Okanogan Provides midlife renovations to fleet vehicles. $36,221
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN) Okanogan Sustains Colville tribal commuter service for employment-related purposes. $319,364
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition (OCTN) Okanogan Sustains demand response services to persons with special needs. $550,280
Olympic Community Action Program Clallam and Jefferson Sustains volunteer driver and commuter vanpool transportation services to job sites. $119,521
Pacific Transit Pacific Sustains fixed route and demand response services with intercity connections to Aberdeen, Naselle and Astoria (OR). $1,300,000
People for People Adams, Lincoln and Grant Provides 16 mobile data terminals for existing demand response fleet, as well as upgrades to dispatch software and hardware to support demand response services for persons with special needs. $131,445
People for People Adams, Lincoln and Grant Provides five ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses equipped with camera systems for demand response services. $269,204
People for People Yakima Sustains the mobility manager position to plan, market, advocate, train and coordinate transportation needs for persons with special needs. $116,234
People for People Yakima Provides three ADA-accessible, replacement vehicles equipped with camera and GPS systems for demand response services. $229,635
People for People Yakima Sustains route-deviated and demand response services to persons with special needs and the general public. $2,500,000
Pierce County Community Services Pierce Provides demand response and/or fixed route service to low-income residents outside the service boundaries of Pierce Transit for employment and employment-related purposes. $320,000
Pierce County Community Services Pierce Sustains the mobility manager position to plan, market, advocate, train and coordinate transportation needs for persons with special needs. $25,000
Puget Sound Educational Services District Pierce and King Sustains driver training for low-income people who, in turn, provide transportation to people with special needs. $40,023
Quinault Indian Nation Grays Harbor Provides Rez-Racer service. $100,000
River Cities Transit Cowlitz Provides operating assistance for paratransit services. $180,000
River Cities Transit Cowlitz Provides one replacement bus shelter. $120,000
Rural Resources Community Action Stevens Sustains route-deviated commuter transportation service for the general public connecting Kettle Falls, Colville and Chewelah. $294,500
Rural Resources Community Action Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Sustains demand response service in Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties and connecting service between Kettle Falls and Chewelah. $900,000
San Juan County San Juan Provides taxi vouchers for people with special needs. $91,360
San Juan County San Juan Sustains a mobility manager position for the purpose of facilitating and developing a long term coordinated transportation network. $170,000
Senior Services of King County King Sustains the senior shuttle project for the purpose of providing demand response transportation to special needs populations countywide. $593,980
Senior Services of King County King Sustains the partnership between Senior Services' volunteer transportation program and the American Cancer Society. $82,703
Senior Services of Snohomish County Snohomish Sustains demand response service for elderly and persons with disabilities in areas of the county not currently served by transit. $927,600
Skagit Transit Skagit Sustains pocket service to the underserved areas of the Skagit PTBA beyond ADA requirements for persons with disabilities. $200,000
Skagit Transit Skagit Expands pocket service to the underserved areas of the Skagit PTBA beyond ADA requirements for persons with disabilities. $50,798
Skamania County Senior Services Skamania and Clark Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minivan and one ADA-accessible, replacement full-size van for demand response services. $72,000
Skamania County Senior Services Skamania and Clark Provides support for an information technology architecture project. $45,600
Skamania County Senior Services Skamania and Clark Sustains demand response services to persons with special needs to surrounding destinations including Portland/Vancouver and Hood River/The Dalles/White Salmon. $306,500
Skamania County Senior Services Skamania and Clark Sustains route-deviated service along SR 14 between Carson and Fisher's Landing in Clark County. $236,520
Special Mobility Services Spokane Provides two ADA-accessible, replacement minibuses for demand response service to persons with special needs in North Spokane County. $76,500
Special Mobility Services Spokane Sustains demand response service in North Spokane County with connections to Spokane for the general public. $370,000
Special Mobility Services Spokane and Pend Oreille Provides one ADA-accessible, replacement minibus for route-deviated service to persons with special needs between Newport and Spokane. $80,750
Special Mobility Services Spokane and Pend Oreille Sustains general public, route-deviated service between the Newport, WA/Priest River, ID area and Spokane along US 2 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. $210,000
Special Mobility Services Spokane, Lincoln and Adams Restores deviated, fixed-route service on Tuesdays between Ritzville and Spokane to provide rural residents access to needed urban services and opportunities. $28,859
Special Mobility Services Spokane, Lincoln and Adams Sustains general public, fixed route and route-deviated service between Spokane and Davenport three days per week and between Spokane and Ritzville two days per week. $205,000
Spokane Transit Spokane Sustains service to the city of Cheney. $350,000
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane and Stevens Sustains deviated, fixed-route service for the Moccasin Express for the benefit of people with low incomes to access jobs and job-related activities. $312,000
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane and Stevens Provides one ADA-accessible demand response vehicle for the Moccasin Express for persons with special needs. $58,846
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane and Stevens Sustains paratransit service for the Moccasin Express for the benefit of people with special needs. $237,500
Squaxin Island Tribe Mason, Grays Harbor, and Thurston Sustains weekday service to the general public, providing connections Island Reservation with Mason Transit at Kamilche and Grays Harbor Transit at Elma and McCleary. $150,000
Squaxin Island Tribe Mason, Grays Harbor, and Thurston Provides one replacement medium-duty bus. $75,241
TOGETHER!/Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) Thurston, Grays Harbor, Lewis, and Mason Sustains demand response service to people in rural and tribal areas and communities. $1,050,000
Valley Transit Walla Walla Sustains service to meet the needs of veterans, seniors and special needs populations with access to healthcare providers, human service agencies and senior living centers. $150,000
Valley Transit Walla Walla Provides three ADA-accessible minibuses for use on route for veterans, seniors and persons with disabilities. $181,200
Wahkiakum County Health and Human Resources Wahkiakum Sustains route-deviated service connecting Wahkiakum, Pacific and Cowlitz Counties. $405,000
Wahkiakum County Health and Human Resources Wahkiakum Provides two replacement ADA-accessible vehicles. $94,433
White Pass Community Services Coalition dba LEWIS Mt Hwy Transit Lewis Sustains weekday, route-deviated service for the general public and persons with special needs connecting rural East Lewis County communities to Chehalis/Centralia. $615,000
White Pass Community Services Coalition dba LEWIS Mt Hwy Transit Lewis Provides one replacement ADA-accessible vehicle. $79,800
Yakima Transit Yakima Provides seven (one cutaway, six ADA-accessible minivans) replacement vehicles for paratransit services. $313,507
Total $37,318,429