Spokane Transit Authority

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Spokane Transit Authority is a regional public transportation agency[1] providing public transit services to Airway Heights, Cheney, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Millwood, Spokane and Spokane Valley. Connections are also provided to Spokane International Airport and Fairchild Air Force Base. The municipal corporation was formed in 1981 to serve the Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA). with a fleet of 151 buses and vans serving 40 routes in the 248 square miles of the PTBA, nearly 10 million rides are provided per annum[2]. Paratransit services are provided 67 STA vans and 37 vans operated by First Transit under contract. The Vanpool program has a fleet of 94 vans.

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[1]. 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[1]. The tax was later raised to six-tenths of a percent due to the repeal of the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax in 1999.

Routes

[3]

Route Name Terminal Terminal Weekday Saturday Sunday/Holiday
1 Plaza/Arena Shuttle Downtown Plaza Spokane Arena Yes n/a n/a
2 Southside Medical Shuttle Downtown Plaza Hartson & Sherman Yes n/a n/a
20 SFCC Downtown Plaza SFCC Yes Hourly Hourly
20C via Clarke Downtown Plaza SFCC Yes Hourly Hourly
20R via Riverside Downtown Plaza SFCC Yes Hourly Hourly
21 West Broadway Downtown Plaza West Central Community Center Half-hourly Half-hourly Half-hourly
22 Northwest Boulevard Downtown Plaza VA Hospital Half-hourly Hourly Hourly
23 Maple-Ash Downtown Plaza Five-Mile Park & Ride Yes Yes n/a
23H via Hastings Park & Ride Downtown Plaza Hastings Park & Ride Morning Peak only n/a n/a
23T via Indian Trail Downtown Plaza Indian Trail Loop Morning Peak only n/a n/a
24 Monroe Downtown Plaza Five-Mile Park & Ride Yes Yes Hourly
25 Division Downtown Plaza Hastings Park & Ride Yes Yes Half-hourly
26 Addison Downtown Plaza Hoerne & Holland Yes Hourly Hourly
27 Crestline Downtown Plaza Francis & Crestline Yes Yes Hourly
28 Nevada Downtown Plaza Whitworth College Yes Hourly Hourly
29 SCC Downtown Plaza SCC, Minnehaha Yes Half-hourly Half-hourly
30 Francis VA Hospital Francis & Crestline Yes Hourly Hourly
31 Garland Five-Mile Park & Ride SCC Yes Yes Yes
32 Trent/Indiana SCC Spokane Valley Mall Yes Yes Yes
33 Wellesley SFCC 29th & Freya Yes Hourly Hourly
35 Five Mile Park & Ride
North West Terrace Loop
Five-Mile Park & Ride Nine Mile & Royal Morning peak only n/a n/a
41 Latah Downtown Plaza IE Way & Highway 195 Morning peak and 1 midday n/a n/a
42 South Maple Downtown Plaza 14th & Cedar Yes Hourly Hourly
43 Lincoln - 37th Avenue Downtown Plaza South Hill Park & Ride Yes Hourly Hourly
44 29th Avenue Downtown Plaza 29th & Freya Yes Yes Hourly
44B via Bernard Downtown Plaza 29th & Freya Yes Morning only n/a
44G via Grand Downtown Plaza 29th & Freya Yes Hourly Hourly
45 Southeast Boulevard Downtown Plaza 57th & Crestline Yes Hourly Hourly
46 Altamont Downtown Plaza Ray & 17th Hourly
No night service
Hourly Yes
47 Glenrose South Hill Park & Ride Glenrose & Havana Morning peak only n/a n/a
60 Airport/Browne's Addition Downtown Plaza Spokane International Airport Yes Hourly Yes
61 Highway 2/Browne's Addition Downtown Plaza Fairchild Airforce Base Yes Hourly Yes
62 Medical Lake Hospitals Downtown Plaza Medical Lake Center Select trips Select trips Select trips
65 Cheney/EWU Downtown Plaza EWU Yes Hourly Hourly
66 EWU Downtown Plaza EWU Morning and midday only n/a n/a
67 Medical Lake/Geiger Downtown Plaza Medical Lake Center Limited trips Limited trips Limited trips
72 Liberty Lake Express Downtown Plaza Liberty Lake Park & Ride Morning peak only n/a n/a
73 Valley Transit Center Express Downtown Plaza VTC No midday service n/a n/a
74 Valley Limited Downtown Plaza Liberty Lake Park & Ride Yes n/a n/a
90 Sprague Downtown Plaza Sullivan Yes Yes Half-hourly
90C Greenacres Downtown Plaza Barker & Appleway Yes Yes Hourly
90M Mirabeau Point Downtown Plaza Mirabeau Point Park & Ride Yes Yes Hourly
91 Mission Downtown Plaza SCC Yes Hourly Hourly
94 East Fifth Downtown Plaza Edgecliff Park Yes Yes Hourly
95 Millwood Valley Transit Center Park & Liberty Yes Hourly Hourly
96 Pines Valley Transit Center Spokane Industrial Park Yes Hourly n/a
97 South Valley Valley Transit Center Spokane Valley Mall Yes Hourly Hourly
124 North Express Downtown Plaza Hastings Park & Ride No Midday service n/a n/a

[4]

Bus Fleet

Current Roster

[5]

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year 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 2017 NFI XD60 Cummins L9 Allison B500R Ordered from the Washington State Cooperative Contract.[6][7]
1801-1806 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Voith Ordered from the Washington State Cooperative Contract.[6]
1861-1867 2018 NFI XD60 Cummins L9 Ordered from the Washington State Cooperative Contract.[8][9]
2301-2313 Spokane Transit Authority 2302-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL 2301 is a 2002 model.
2330-2339 Spokane Transit Authority 2338-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102N2)
Cummins ISL Three buses remain in service.
2501-2510 2005 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL
2601-2619 Spokane Transit Authority 2618-a.jpg 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL
2661-2666 2007 NFI D60LF Cummins ISM 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 2009 NFI D60LF Cummins ISM
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.[10]
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 Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year 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
(TH-8603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
151-169 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-203)
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 226 was spotted at Briest Transportation in Hutchinson, MN on 7/23/2016.[11]
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/? ?
508-514 2007 Ford/ElDorado National ?
? 2008 Ford/? ? 12 units
2028-2030 2000 Double K ? Cummins ISB Trolley replica
2261-2263 2003 NFI D60LF
9301-9313 Spokane Transit Authority 9307-a.jpg 1993 TMC RTS-08
(T80-208)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Ex 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 History of Spokane - About STA, spokanetransit.com, retrieved 11-10-2010
  2. Frequently Asked Questions, spokanetransit.com, 11-10-2010
  3. Spokane Transit System Map 2010, spokanetransit.com, retrieved 11-10-2010
  4. Spokane Transit Authority - Transit Development Plan 2011-2016
  5. STA Fleet, Spokane Transit.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Performance Monitoring and External Relations Committee - March 2, 2016 (pgs. 2-3), Spokane Transit. Retrieved on November 25, 2016.
  7. Spokane Transit Authority Exercises Options for Three 60-Foot Xcelsior Diesel Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated November 23, 2016, retrieved on November 25, 2016.
  8. Board Meeting - March 16, 2017 (PDF pg. 24), Spokane Transit. Retrieved on September 18, 2017.
  9. STA Board Meeting March 2017 (video time: 22:06-22:29), Vimeo. Retrieved on September 18, 2017.
  10. SA Hybrid Facts, spokanetransit.com, retrieved 11-10-2010
  11. www.facebook.com

References