Spokane Transit Authority

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Spokane Transit Authority provides public transit service in Spokane, Washington and surrounding areas. Fixed route, paratransit and vanpool services are operated.

History

Transit services in Spokane were initially provided by numerous independent horse-drawn vehicle companies in the late 19th century. The Washington Water Power Company established the Spokane United Railway Company in 1922 in conjunction with other transit operators to provide a unified transportation authority. Electric trolley and streetcar systems were made available in the 1930's. Washington Water Power Company would later sell its interests in the Spokane United Railway Company to private interests in 1945. In 1968 control of the public transit system was taken over by the City of Spokane to acquire public funding. A Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) was established in 1980; a three tenths of one percent retail sales tax was approved by voters to help fund the public transit system. The tax was later raised to six-tenths of a percent due to the repeal of the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax in 1999. [1]

Routes

See the Spokane Transit Authority routes page.

Transit Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1401-1408 2014 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
1601-1607 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
1761-1763 Spokane Transit Authority 1762-a.jpg 2017 NFI XD60 Cummins L9 Allison B500R Ordered from the Washington State Cooperative Contract.[2][3]
1801-1806 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Voith Ordered from the Washington State Cooperative Contract.[2]
1861-1867 Spokane Transit Authority 1863-a.jpg 2018 NFI XD60 Cummins L9 Ordered from the Washington State Cooperative Contract.[4][5]
1901-1906 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9
2101-2116 2021 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9
2201-2210 2022 New Flyer XD40 Cummins L9 To replace 10 2006 Gilligs
2330-2339 Spokane Transit Authority 2338-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102N2)
Cummins ISL 2330-2332, 2334, 2337-2339 are retired.
2601-2619 Spokane Transit Authority 2618-a.jpg 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E[6]
2661-2666 Spokane Transit Authority 2665-a.jpg 2007 NFI D60LF Cummins ISM Allison B500R[6] 2006 models.
2701-2703 Spokane Transit Authority 2703-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL
2704-2717 Spokane Transit Authority 2707-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL
2801-2814 Spokane Transit Authority 2806-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL
2901-2909 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL
2961-2964 Spokane Transit Authority 2961-a.jpg 2009 NFI D60LF Cummins ISM Allison B500R[6]
E4001-E4002 2021 NFI XE40
  • Spokane's first 40 ft/12 m electric buses
  • Used on the route 4
E6001-E6010 2021 NFI XE60
  • Spokane's first electric buses
  • Have doors on both sides of the bus (Total of 5)
  • Used on the City Line BRT route
7001-7003 Spokane Transit Authority 7001-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
Piggybacked from San Joaquin Regional Transit District's options.[7]
8001-8006 Spokane Transit Authority 8004-a.jpg 2008 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
9031-9033 2009 Gillig Low Floor HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
Purchased to replace downtown shuttle replica trolley service.
10701-10710 2010 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
12701-12706 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-130 1973 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
101-113 Renumbered 9301-9313.
131-148 1974 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
149-150 1978 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
151-169 1978-1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
170-189 1983 Flxible Metro "A"
(40096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
190-209 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
210-219 1986 MAN SG-310-16.5-2A MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874B
220-245 Spokane Transit Authority 222-a.jpg 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
246-256 1991 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6TL)
Detroit Diesel 6L71TA Allison V731
257-266 1992 Flxible Metro "C"
(40102-6TL)
Detroit Diesel 6L71TA Allison V731
401-406 1990 Flxible Metro "B"
(30102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
501-507 2005 Ford

ElDorado National

E450

Cutaway

508-514 2007 Ford

ElDorado National

E450

Cutaway

2028-2030 2000 Double K Trolley Replica Cummins ISB Freightliner chassis.
2261-2263 2003 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B500R
2301-2313 Spokane Transit Authority 2302-a.jpg 2002-2003 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
2501-2510 2005 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL
9301-9313 Spokane Transit Authority 9307-a.jpg 1993 TMC RTS-08
(T80-208)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Renumbered from 101-113.
9401-9410 Spokane Transit Authority 9408-a.jpg 1994 TMC RTS-08
(T80-208)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
9411 1994 Flxible Metro "D"
(40102-4D)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 4HP590
9701-9725 Spokane Transit Authority 9710-a.jpg 1997 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50

References

  1. https://www.spokanetransit.com/about-sta/history-of-transit-in-spokane
  2. 2.0 2.1 Performance Monitoring and External Relations Committee - March 2, 2016 (pgs. 2-3), Spokane Transit. Retrieved on November 25, 2016.
  3. Spokane Transit Authority Exercises Options for Three 60-Foot Xcelsior Diesel Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated November 23, 2016, retrieved on November 25, 2016.
  4. Board Meeting - March 16, 2017 (PDF pg. 24), Spokane Transit. Retrieved on September 18, 2017.
  5. STA Board Meeting March 2017 (video time: 22:06-22:29), Vimeo. Retrieved on September 18, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Spokane Transit Authority Public Records Request, June 2022
  7. SA Hybrid Facts, spokanetransit.com, retrieved 11-10-2010

References