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Public Transportation - Consolidated Grant Program

The Consolidated Grant Program awards funding to improve public transportation within and between rural communities, provide transportation services between cities, purchase new buses and other equipment, and offer public transportation services to seniors and persons with disabilities. This program is supported by state and federal funding. 

Funds are awarded via formula and competitive process. The list below shows 131 projects that were awarded nearly $77 million for July 2019 through June 2021. Scoring and ranking criteria for the competitive process are established by WSDOT, an advisory committee and the priorities of regional planning councils. 

Consolidated Grants provide funds from five sources:

Federal Transit Administration funds:

  • 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
  • 5311 Formula Grants for Rural Areas
  • 5339(a) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Formula Program

State funds:

  • Paratransit/Special Needs Grant Program
  • Rural Mobility Grant Program

2019-2021 Consolidated Grants

Organization County or Counties Description Award
Arc of Tri-Cities Benton, Franklin Sustains demand response and community access services for persons with special needs $69,850
Arc of Tri-Cities Benton, Franklin Expands demand response services for people with special needs $77,037 
Around the Sound Pierce Provides replacement vehicles for Pierce County Adult Day Health Express coordinated transportation services $994,660
Asotin County PTBA Asotin Provides support to purchase two replacement cutaway vehicles and camera systems for demand response services $171,984
Catholic Community Services of King County King Sustains volunteer transportation services for low-income elderly adults and persons with special needs $98,101
Catholic Community Services of Snohomish County Snohomish Sustains transportation services for disabled veterans $41,650
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington Pierce Sustains volunteer transportation services $284,035
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington Thurston Sustains support for Thurston County Bus Buddies $96,265
Central Transit Kittitas Sustains fixed route bus service in Ellensburg $841,500
Clallam Transit Clallam  Provides support for Route 16 rural and tribal access services $378,825
Clallam Transit Clallam  Sustains paratransit services $1,643,280
Clallam Transit Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap Provides support for Strait Shot operating services $237,735
Clallam Transit Clallam  Replaces heavy-duty coaches for fixed-route services $4,001,574
Coastal Community Action Program Grays Harbor, Pacific Sustains Driven to Opportunity program for employment and education $507,700
Coastal Community Action Program Grays Harbor, Pacific Replaces one 7-passenger minivan for the Driven to Opportunity program $22,196
Columbia County Public Transportation Columbia, Walla Walla Sustains fixed route and demand response services $1,669,190
Columbia County Public Transportation Columbia, Walla Walla Expands Columbia County's demand response services $93,215
Community Action of Skagit County Skagit Provides mobility management for Skagit Special Needs Mobility Project $49,870
Council on Aging and Human Services/ COAST Transportation Asotin, Garfield, Whitman Sustains operating assistance for on-demand and deviated fixed-route services $555,440
Council on Aging and Human Services/ COAST Transportation Asotin, Garfield, Whitman Replaces two ADA-compliant minivans for special needs on-demand transportation services $63,845
Council on Aging and Human Services/ COAST Transportation Asotin, Garfield, Whitman Purchases updates to automated GPS tracking locators and communications software for vehicles $50,000
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Cowlitz, Lewis Sustains Cowlitz Tribal Transit rural demand response services $447,619
ECHHO - Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization Jefferson Sustains volunteer driver demand-response service for seniors and people with special needs $27,500
Entiat Valley Community Services Chelan, Douglas Provides support for the Entiat Valley Community Services Transportation for Rural Immobilized Persons and Seniors Program $10,000
Entrust Community Services Yakima Sustains rural special needs non-emergent volunteer transportation services $97,882
Garfield County Public Transportation Asotin, Garfield Sustains weekday rural commuter routes, medical/shopper route into Asotin and Nez Perce Counties, and local demand response service for Garfield County $321,331
Garfield County Public Transportation Asotin, Garfield  Purchases one ADA-compliant medium-duty cutaway with security technology $58,168
Grant Transit Authority Grant Provides support to purchase three replacement ADA-compliant vehicles for fixed route services $240,000
Grant Transit Authority Grant Provides support for paratransit and demand response services $438,750
Grant Transit Authority Grant Provides support for fixed-route operations $2,475,450
Grays Harbor Transit Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific,  Thurston  Sustains fixed route and demand response services $1,500,000
Grays Harbor Transit Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific,  Thurston  Replaces ADA-accessible vehicles to sustain fixed-route, door-to-door demand-response and complimentary ADA services $930,782
Homage Senior Services Snohomish Sustains Transportation Assistance Program operations $947,990
Homage Senior Services Snohomish Sustains the Pay Your Pal volunteer transportation program $47,877
Homage Senior Services Snohomish Sustains the Transportation Outreach program $45,077
Hopelink King Sustains mobility management and operational support for special needs transportation services $618,174
Hopelink King, Pierce, Snohomish Supports the Regional Alliance for Resilient and Equitable Transportation project, which provides critical services for vulnerable populations in the event of a disaster $83,556
HopeSource Kittitas Sustains demand response services for the elderly and persons with disabilities $1,312,422
HopeSource Kittitas Provides support for commuter services for the general public in Kittitas County $492,571
HopeSource Kittitas Purchases two transit vans for the Ellensburg-Cle Elum commuter service $151,378
Human Services Council Clark Sustains Employment Transportation Program $465,000
Human Services Council Clark Sustains Reserve-A-Ride services $321,316
Human Services Council Cowlitz, Wahkiakum Sustains Reserve-A-Ride services $373,000
Intercity Transit Thurston Provides support for the purchase of six replacement dial-a-lift vehicles $698,942
Island Transit Island, Skagit, Snohomish Sustains the North Sound Regional Connector $2,317,794
Island Transit Island Sustains the mobility management specialist position for the outreach program $142,963
Island Transit Island Purchases two ADA-accessible medium-duty buses with security camera systems, radios, tablets, bike racks and equipment $322,756
Island Transit Island Purchases three replacement ADA-accessible heavy-duty buses $2,031,226
Jamestown S'Klallam Clallam, Jefferson Sustains Jamestown campus route service $161,028
Jefferson Transit Authority Jefferson Sustains Olympic Connection service $388,310
Jefferson Transit Authority Jefferson Sustains East Jefferson fixed route and on-demand ADA services $2,173,692
Jefferson Transit Authority Jefferson Purchases four buses to sustain current fixed-route services $1,567,836
King County Metro Transit King Sustains Community Shuttles for seniors and people with disabilities $537,506
Kitsap Transit King Purchases five heavy-duty biodiesel buses for fixed-route services providing rural, tribal and urban connections (Kitsap Transit Fast Ferries, Washington State Ferries, Travel Washington Dungeness Line and King County Metro, Mason, Clallam, Jefferson, and Pierce transits) $2,168,000
Klickitat County Senior Services Klickitat Sustains dial-a-ride services for the general public, low income, elderly and persons with disabilities $940,000
Klickitat County Senior Services Klickitat Provides five replacement ADA-accessible vehicles for dial-a-ride services $219,200
Lewis Mt Hwy Transit Lewis Sustains services for the general public deviated fixed-route services in eastern and central Lewis County $651,350
Link Transit Chelan Sustains Upper Valley demand response services $67,500
Link Transit Chelan, Douglas Sustains commuter routes serving Wenatchee, Entiat, Ardenvoir, Chelan, Cashmere, Mason, Leavenworth and Waterville $850,000
Link Transit Chelan, Douglas Sustains mobility management program $165,000
Link Transit Chelan, Douglas Provides support to purchase five ADA-accessible cutaway vehicles $491,324
Link Transit Chelan, Douglas Supports the Chelan-Mason dial-a-ride service $194,642
Lower Columbia Community Action Program
Clark, Cowlitz
Sustains fixed-route services along the I-5 corridor between Vancouver, Longview and Castle Rock $607,185
Lower Columbia Community Action Program
Clark, Cowlitz
Purchases two ADA-accessible light-duty 14-passenger vans $123,200
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Clallam Purchases one non-ADA 12-passenger van $34,970
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation Whatcom Sustains Lummi Transit operations $589,050
Makah Tribal Council Clallam Purchases two ADA-accessible light-duty vans and three replacement bus shelters $182,500
Makah Tribal Council Clallam Sustains Makah Public Transit $164,593
Mason County Transportation Authority Mason Sustains core zone deviated fixed-route services for the elderly, special needs populations, and the general public $505,440
Mason Transit Authority Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston  Sustains regional transportation connectivity services between Mason Transit and transit services in adjacent counties $1,067,040
Mason Transit Authority Mason Sustains demand response services for the elderly, persons with special needs and the general public $1,244,880
Mason Transit Authority Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston  Purchases nine replacement ADA-accessible light-duty cutaway vans and two replacement ADA-accessible heavy-duty large buses $1,427,052
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Klickitat, Skamania  Sustains the Gorge TransLink Alliance Mobility Management project providing services for people with special transportation needs in the Mid-Columbia River Gorge region in Washington and Oregon  $68,250
Mount Si Senior Center King Sustains ADA-accessible demand response services and deviated fixed route services for the elderly, persons with special needs and low-income populations in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Preston, Carnation, Duvall and Monroe $1,029,000
Northshore Senior Center King, Snohomish  Sustains demand-response services for seniors and persons with disabilities $110,935
Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition Okanogan Purchases three replacement vehicles for demand response services and one ADA-accessible cutaway for deviated fixed-route commuter services $259,938
Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition Douglas, Okanogan Sustains demand response services $904,280
Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition Okanogan Sustains rural commuter routes $644,000
Olympic Community Action Program Clallam, Jefferson Sustains West End Job Lift program $128,475
Pacific Transit Pacific Sustains rural demand response services $507,255
Pacific Transit Clatsop County, OR, Grays Harbor, Pacific Sustains rural fixed-route services $1,123,830
Pacific Transit Pacific Purchases one ADA-accessible 16-passenger light-duty replacement vehicle $68,386
People for People Yakima Sustains rural special needs transportation services $2,684,385
People for People Yakima Sustains mobility management services $131,104
People for People Adams, Grant, Lincoln Sustains mobility management services $140,750
People for People Yakima Replaces vehicles to sustain special needs transportation $375,566
People for People Benton, Franklin Expands mobility management services $138,024
People for People Adams, Grant, Lincoln Purchases replacement vehicles for special needs transportation $376,477
People for People Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant Provides route-deviated services for the general public $282,540
People for People Adams, Grant, Lincoln Sustains rural special needs transportation  $1,925,624
Pierce County Human Services Pierce Sustains Beyond the Borders demand response and deviated fixed-route services for special needs riders in east and south Pierce County $1,120,760
Pierce County Human Services Pierce Sustains mobility management activities for the Pierce County Coordinated Transportation Coalition $184,000
Puget Sound Educational Services District King, Pierce Sustains Road to Independence Van Program, a driver training program for low-income people who, in turn, provide transportation to people with special needs $550,000
Puget Sound Educational Services District Pierce Sustains Key Peninsula School Bus Connects serving persons with special needs within the Peninsula School District $150,000
Pullman Transit Whitman Sustains fixed route services $2,127,158
Pullman Transit Whitman Sustains operating assistance for the City of Pullman's Dial-A-Ride services $628,186
Pullman Transit Whitman Provides two electric buses in Pullman $1,379,840
Pullman Transit Whitman Provides technology updates to Pullman Transit's video, radio and scheduling equipment $304,884
RiverCities Transit Cowlitz Sustains paratransit services for the Longview and Kelso urban area $625,867
RiverCities Transit Cowlitz Provides support for the purchase of three propane-powered cutaway vehicles $239,400
Rural Resources Community Action Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens Sustains demand response services for veterans and persons with special needs and volunteer transportation for medical and social services $1,063,927
Rural Resources Community Action Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens Purchases three replacement vehicles for dial-a-ride services for persons with special needs $171,072
Rural Resources Community Action Stevens Sustains the commuter route service for transit dependent persons between Kettle Falls, Chewelah, and Colville $325,818
Sammish Indian Nation Island, Skagit Provides support for Samish Transit feasibility study $15,193
San Juan County San Juan Sustains transportation vouchers for people with special needs $332,066
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Skagit, Snohomish Sustains the Darrington-Concrete Direct Shuttle fixed route services $402,137
Skagit Transit Skagit Sustains operations of Skagit Transit route 40X $112,793
Skagit Transit Skagit Provides support for the purchase of four ADA-accessible replacement buses $1,583,954
Skamania County Senior Services Clark, Hood River, OR, Klickitat,  Multnomah, Skamania Sustains dial-a-ride services for the general public, elderly and disabled populations $280,683
Skamania County Senior Services Clark, Skamania Sustains deviated fixed route services for the general public and disadvantaged populations $182,720
Skamania County Senior Services Clark, Hood River, OR, Klickitat,  Multnomah, Skamania
Provides support for the purchase of two ADA-accessible replacement vehicles for demand response services
$96,915
Sound Generations King Sustains the Hyde Shuttles, a community-based paratransit service in King County $1,769,658
Special Mobility Services Spokane Sustains the Deer Park dial-a-ride and deviated fixed route services $439,665
Special Mobility Services Pend Oreille Sustains the Newport community deviated fixed-route shuttle $243,000
Special Mobility Services Adams, Lincoln  Sustains the Davenport community and Ritzville community deviated fixed route shuttles $381,251
Special Mobility Services Spokane Expands the Deer Park community deviated fixed-route shuttle $119,234
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane, Stevens Sustains the Moccasin Express general fixed-route operating services $750,000
Spokane Tribe of Indians Spokane, Stevens Provides support for the purchase of two replacement vehicles for the Moccasin Express $115,086
Squaxin Island Tribe Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston Sustains operating assistance for Squaxin Transit deviated fixed-route services $199,500
Stanwood Community and Senior Center Island, Skagit, Snohomish Provides support for North SnoCo Transportation Coalition assessment, planning and coordination study $50,000
Thurston Regional Planning Council Grays Harbor, Lewis, Thurston Sustains ruralTransit route-deviated/on-demand services for the general public and people with disabilities $1,268,400
Tri County Economic Development District Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens Provides support for a regional mobility/ veterans service coordinator $141,698
Twin Transit Lewis Sustains fixed route and paratransit services in Centralia and Chehalis $1,439,222
United Way of Pierce County Pierce Provides support for South Sound 2-1-1 Transportation Resource Center $225,348
Valley Transit Walla Walla Provides support for development of a transit network plan $50,000
Wahkiakum County Health and Human Resources Cowlitz, Pacific, Wahkiakum  Sustains rural routes for the general public in Wahkiakum County with connections from Pacific County to Cowlitz County $595,800
Whatcom Council of Governments Whatcom Provides mobility management support for seniors and youth $210,000
Whatcom Transportation Authority Whatcom Provides support for mobility management for fixed-route services for seniors and people with disabilities $138,748
Workforce Snohomish Snohomish Provides mobility management support for the Snohomish County Transportation Coalition $184,632
Yakima Transit Kittitas, Yakima  Sustains the Yakima-Ellensburg commuter service $472,373
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments Yakima Provides support for the Yakima County regional transit feasibility study $50,000

For more information, contact Stacy Wyman, wymanst@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-705-7248 or your local WSDOT Public Transportation Community Liaison.