Public Transportation

Below you'll find information about WSDOT's public transportation programs and projects, including state and federal grants, technical assistance for local transportation providers, policies, and plans.


Help Shape Public Transportation Grant Programs: We invite you to share your ideas on improving WSDOT’s public transportation grant programs at our statewide workshops in September and October. We encourage you to attend any of the two remaining workshops listed below by completing a Doodle poll.  

  • Olympia – Sept. 20, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 310 Maple Park Ave. SE, (WSDOT Headquarters, Nisqually Room)
  • Everett – Oct. 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3201 Smith Ave. (Everett Transit Center, Mt. Baker Room)

Held biannually for the past 14 years, these sessions bring stakeholders and WSDOT staff together in a creative setting to identify areas going well and develop recommendations for improvements to the grant programs. For more information, refer to the 2018 Grant Programs Advisory Committee Report. Comments or questions? Contact the WSDOT community liaison in your area.

I-5 park and ride closure - Tacoma

Two-day closure occurs Sept. 16-17 at the north side of the park and ride on South 56th Street and South Alask Street in Tacoma. The south side of the park and ride will remain open or additional parking is available on the west side of I-5.  


  • Commute Trip Reduction (large employers, transportation demand management)
  • Consolidated (seniors, persons with disabilities and rural communities)
  • Formula (children, seniors, persons with disabilities and rural communities) 
  • New Revenue (transit)
  • Regional Mobility (public transportation operations, infrastructure and equipment and transportation demand management)
  • Vanpool (expand or replace vanpool fleets)


Tools for transportation providers