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New Revenue Grant Programs

 

Governor Inslee and Washington’s legislators have made an important investment in our state’s multimodal transportation system through projects that make walking and bicycling safer and more convenient with better connections to transit, rail and ferries. As part of the new revenue package, the Legislature entrusted WSDOT with new revenue to distribute through two new public transportation grant programs: the Puget Sound Transit Coordination grant program and the LEAP Transportation NL-3 proviso (tiered list) program.
 
Puget Sound Transit Coordination Grant Program
This program authorizes funding for coordinated transit-related projects in the central Puget Sound region, using approximately $5 million from 2015 until 2031. The program also encourages joint planning and coordination on the part of central Puget Sound transit systems in order to improve the user experience, increase ridership and make the most effective use of tax dollars.

Organization Counties Legislative Districts Project Description 2015-2017 Award
King County Metro (in partnership with eligible grant applicants) King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap 1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 21, 23, 25-34, 36-39, 41, 43-48 Regional Transit ORCA Marketing and TDCM Project. $896,500
King County Metro (in partnership with eligible grant applicants) King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap 1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 21, 23, 25-34, 36-39, 41, 43-48 Regional access to Remix Transit Sketch Planning Platform $103,500
Total$1,000,000


Proviso/Tiered List Program

Part of the multimodal portion of Connecting Washington authorizes funding for 21 transit-related projects, using approximately $111 million from 2015 until 2031. It also provides additional local options for transit initiatives. Here is the list of funded projects for the 2017-2019 biennium:

Tier
(Priority)
Organization CountyLegislative District(s) Project Description 2017-2019 Award 16-Year Total
1 Everett Transit Snohomish 38 Bus stop safety improvements along North Broadway corridor between 41st St. and 7th St. $2,000,000 $3,000,000
1 King County Metro King 11, 33, 34 Burien to Delridge RapidRide expansion, serving West Seattle and SW King county. $1,000,000 $8,000,000
1 San Juan County San Juan 40 Orcas Village park and ride development, serving ferry travelers. $23,000 $760,000
1 Spokane Transit Spokane 3, 6 Builds Spokane Central City electric trolley bus line between Gonzaga and Browne's Addition. $6,000,000 $15,000,000
2 City of Seattle King 35 Builds a bike/ped bridge over I-5 to improve access between Northgate and regional transit facilities east of the freeway. $5,000,000 $10,000,000
2 Mason Transit Mason 35 Park and ride development and capital enhancements to existing park and ride lots for electric vehicles in Mason County. $867,000 $4,585,000
2 Pierce Transit Pierce 25, 27, 29 Funds the study, design, construction and implementation of possible bus rapid transit on the SR 7/Pacific Ave. corridor between Tacoma and Parkland/Spanaway. $2,700,000 $15,000,000
Total $17,590,000 $56,345,000