Public Transportation - First Mile / Last Mile Connections Grants

During its 2019 session, the Washington State Legislature provided $1 million to develop a first mile/last mile connections grant program. WSDOT's Public Transportation is now working with stakeholders, including the Transportation Demand Management Technical Committee (Washington State Commute Trip Reduction Board), to develop the parameters for this grant program. The following budget proviso language guides its development:

“$1,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account—state appropriation is provided solely for a first mile/last mile connections grant program. Eligible grant recipients include cities, businesses, nonprofits, and transportation network companies with first mile/last mile solution proposals. Transit agencies are not eligible. The commute trip reduction board shall develop grant parameters, evaluation criteria, and evaluate grant proposals. The commute trip reduction board shall provide the transportation committees of the legislature a report on the effectiveness of this grant program and best practices for continuing the program.”

Project schedule

Date Milestone
Monday, April 13, 2020 Notice of funding opportunity released
Friday, May 22, 2020 Applications due
June 30, 2020 Notice of award issued
June 30, 2021 Project delivery completed

For more information, contact Ricardo Gotla, Ricardo.Gotla@wsdot.wa.gov