City Line Spokane Transit
City Line Bus

COMING 2022

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, with over 1,000,000 rides projected annually.

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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.

Buses

60-foot. Articulated. Battery-electric.
A design inspired by the Lilac City.

Stations

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.

Route

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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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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