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Overview of STA

Spokane Transit Authority (STA) is a municipal corporation formed in 1981 when the region’s voters approved the establishment of a Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA). The regional board of Directors is primarily composed of elected officials from the jurisdictions within the PTBA, including Spokane County. Specifically, there are nine voting elected officials, two ex-officio elected …

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What services does Spokane Transit provide?

Spokane Transit provides Fixed Route bus service on 40 different routes with 147 buses, 28 of which are hybrid (diesel-electric) vehicles. The agency provided 10,264,971 bus rides in 2017, a 0.03% increase over 2016. STA’s Paratransit Service provides origin-to-destination, shared ride transportation for people who are disabled if the effects of their disabilities prevents them from using the regular bus. …

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How Many Vehicles Make Up Spokane Transit’s Fleet?

The 2017 fleet:       Fixed Route Bus      Diesel Buses (99)      60 and 61-Foot Articulated Diesel Buses (20)      Hybrid Buses (28)       Paratransit      Lift-Equipped Vans (112 – includes vans contracted through MV)       Vanpool      Vans (105)

Who Rides Spokane Transit?

Ridership is evenly split between males and females. The majority of riders are between the ages of 19 and 34. Most riders use the bus five days a week and have ridden for three years. Our riders: 33% students, 46% employed, 11% unemployed, 10% retired or homemakers. Sixty-eight percent of riders would not have regular …

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What is the makeup of STA’s Workforce?

STA employs approximately 560 individuals. The fixed route bus division accounts for 71% of the employees. Sixteen percent work in Paratransit and Vanpool and 13% of STA’s employees are in administrative positions. E. Susan Meyer has been the Chief Executive Officer of Spokane Transit since June 2005. Approximately 84% of Spokane Transit’s employees are represented by unions. Amalgamated …

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