are available for pre-purchase; otherwise, each trip is $1.50. Service Area
Paratransit trips must begin and end within the Paratransit Service
Area. At present, this includes most of the areas in the cities of
Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights, Liberty Lake, Millwood, Spokane,
and Spokane Valley. Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane International
Airport also are served.Who is eligible for paratransit service?
is based on limitations to an individual's abilities, not just the
presence of a disability. Age or the inability to drive are not
qualifying factors in and of themselves. All of Spokane Transit’s
regular buses are fully accessible and equipped with ramps in order to
board passengers who use wheelchairs.An application for service is required (before using this service).
The application includes a section for verification of your disability
from a licensed medical or mental health professional. It is necessary
to complete an application form if you wish to use the paratransit vans.
You may obtain an application by downloading here, calling (509) 328-1552
(TDD 327-6055) or by writing to:
1212 West Sharp Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
STA Mobility Center
2nd Floor of the Plaza
701 W. Riverside
(509) 325-6052. http://spokanetransit.com
The STA Mobility Center can provide the free
assessments of paratransit eligibility, determined through an
application process that includes a physical or cognitive assessment.
are generally processed within 7 to 10 business days. Re-certification of eligibility will occur periodically.STA provides Mobility Training
for people with disabilities, or seniors. This training can help people ride the regular STA city bus independently. Group training and presentations at your location are available. Please call (509) 232-2603. Questions?
you have any questions about this application or about paratransit
service, please contact Paratransit Services at (509) 328-1552, TDD
(509) 327-6055. Representatives are available 7 days a week, including
holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tracking a STA Bus
STA's "smart bus" system uses GPS to track their buses, showing riders the real-time status of their approaching bus. The information can be used to pinpoint arrival times and reduce waiting time for bus passengers in the cold, snow or rain. This function will be especially useful during winter storms when buses often have trouble staying on schedule. Each bus has its own number, and each bus stop has a unique number as well. Buses are tracked by GPS. Maps o the website show the progress of each bus. Highlight boxes give estimates of the buses' progress in real time. The information is accessible at http://spokanetransit.com/betatripplanner
(Bus running late? Track it by GPS," by Mike Prager, The Spokesman-Review
, September 9, 2015)