City Line Spokane Transit
City Line Bus

COMING to Spokane

Experience a New Level of Transit

Introducing City Line — Spokane’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route.

City Line combines frequency and efficiency in a modern streetcar-like experience. The six-mile route between Spokane’s historic Browne’s Addition and Spokane Community College will connect through downtown and the University District, including Gonzaga University.

Updates on station construction can be found on the City Line Construction site.

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Next-Level Service

Buses every 7.5 minutes during peak hours.

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Quiet Buses, Clean Air

The City Line fleet will feature all-electric, state-of-the-art zero-emission vehicle technology.

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Economic Benefits

City Line’s economic impact will bring an estimated $175 million into the Spokane region over twenty years.

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Enhanced Amenities

Near-level boarding, off-board ticketing, real-time signage and distinctively-branded buses and boarding stations.

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Reduced Congestion

City Line’s 60-foot buses will help mitigate traffic congestion and reduce expensive wear and tear on city roads.

Al French, Spokane County Commissioner; K. Jane Williams, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration; E. Susan Meyer, Spokane Transit CEO; Cathy McMorris Rogers, Congressional Representative; Candace Mumm, City of Spokane Council Member

Federal Funding

The Federal Transit Administration has granted $53.4 million to STA for the City Line Project.


City Line vehicles utilize state-of-the-art battery-electric technology. Read the vehicle specs here, and learn about STA’s electrification plans here.


See the locations of City Line stations on an interactive map.

The four types of City Line stations feature enhanced rider amenities like real-time departure information and near-level boarding.

Side Station (Large)

The largest of City Line’s side-boarding stations will be located in high-ridership areas.


Center Station (Large)

The first bus stations in the Spokane region to be located in the center median of streets.


Side Station (Standard Size)

A scaled-down version offering the same convenience to City Line riders.


Center Station (Standard Size)

Stops with a smaller footprint and built for a lower volume of passengers.


By providing a faster, efficient and convenient transportation option, City Line will improve the downtown Spokane experience without increasing congestion. Our community and local businesses benefit.

Construction Updates

City Line Construction Updates

Construction on City Line stations begins in May 2020.
Find out details of different projects and when they’re starting on the City Line Construction site.

Check back for updates as City Line construction gets underway.

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Governor Inslee Rides City Line

On Feb. 18, 2022, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee visited STA and spoke about the benefits City Line will bring the Spokane region.

Federal Funding

On Jan. 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded STA $53.4 million for City Line, over half the project’s budget.

Community Support

STA planners regularly hold open houses and public meetings to seek community feedback on the City Line project.

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