Special Needs Transportation Funding

Specialized transportation serves older adults, people with disabilities, people with low income, youth, and others with special transportation needs.

2021-2023 WSDOT Consolidated Grant

Washington State Department of Transportation has released the Consolidated Grant call for projects to be funded for the 2021-2023 biennium, with an opportunity for some projects to be funded for two biennia (through June 30, 2025). 

Please see the WSDOT Consolidated Grant website for details.  For more information, contact WSDOT Community Liaisons:

-King and Pierce Counties: Monica Ghosh (Monica.ghosh@wsdot.wa.gov)

-Snohomish County: Marianna Hanefeld (Marianna.hanefeld@wsdot.wa.gov)


Regional Priority Rankings for Projects within the PSRC Region Seeking WSDOT Consolidated Grant Funding

PSRC recommends regional priorities for transportation projects seeking WSDOT Consolidated Grant funds that serve older adults, people with disabilities, low incomes, youth, and rural areas in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.*

* Kitsap County participates in the WSDOT Consolidated Grant regional ranking process through the Peninsula RTPO.



This image shows the schedule for the Consolidated Grant for the PSRC region. For more information call Jean Kim at 206-971-3052 or TTY Relay 711


Call for Projects Materials

Population Density Maps by County

PSRC Project Selection Resource Map

Thanks for Submitting Applications for 2021-2023 Consolidated Grant.

The deadline for application submission was 5:00 p.m. on October 30, 2020. Applications are now available to view here.

Next Steps

The Special Needs Transportation Committee (SNTC) will recommend regional priority rankings at their January 20th deliberation meeting from 9:30 a.m. The committee will submit their regional ranking recommendations to PSRC’s Tranportation Operators Committee (TOC), Transportation Policy Board (TPB) and Executive Board for approval. There are public comment opportunities at all TPB and Executive Board meetings.

For the 2021-2023 funding biennium (2021-2025, if applying for four years), PSRC region can distribute total 10 ABC rankings (2 A’s, 3 B’s and 5 C’s) and unlimited number of D ranked projects for the state’s consideration.

For additional information or any questions regarding regional priority ranking process, contact Jean Kim at jkim@psrc.org.

PSRC Regional Priority Ranking Training

Consolidated Grant Regional Priority Ranking Training for the PSRC region was held virtually on August 19, 2020.  The presentation slides for the training can be seen here. The training video can be seen here.

Special Needs Planning in the Region

The Special Needs Transportation Committee advises the Transportation Operators Committee on special needs transportation, including updates to the region’s Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan and prioritization of projects in the region for funding through the WSDOT Consolidated Grant competition.

Active local coalitions with county-specific plans and needs assessments include the King County Mobility Coalition, the Pierce County Coordinated Transportation Coalition and the Snohomish County Transportation Coalition.