Transit - Bus
Leave the driving to someone else and arrive at work relaxed for a change. Timely, comfortable, and affordable, riding the bus is a great way to commute. It allows you to catch up on the important aspects of your life that you just can't do when you drive alone like reading a book or the newspaper, making a grocery list, playing solitaire on your laptop or just catching a few zzzz's.
Spokane Transit has 39 bus routes serving the communities of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood, Medical Lake, Cheney and Airway Heights. In addition, two shuttle routes serve the downtown core and the hospital facilities. Adult monthly bus passes can be purchased for $45.00 at the STA Plaza downtown or the Bus Shop on 1229 W. Boone. Please check with your Employee Transportation Coordinator at your worksite to see if your employer offers bus subsidies. For information on bus schedules, click here or use STA's new Trip Planner. It's easy and convenient! Click here to plan your trip.
Thirteen area Park and Ride lots also make it handy to leave your car behind and let Spokane Transit do the driving. All of Spokane Transit's park and ride lots are well lit and secure. Just park your car, get on the bus, and go. You can save money on parking downtown, and sometimes your insurance premium goes down if you don't drive your car to work. Be sure to check with your insurance carrier.
If you've thought about riding your bike to work but don't want to go the whole distance, you can utilize the Bikes on Buses program. STA provides bike racks on all their buses with the exception of the Plaza/Arena Shuttle. Whether you are going to work, school or play, you and your bike can ride the bus. Permits are no longer required to take your bike on the bus.
Give transit a try! It's easy, relaxing, and you'll save money!