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