Special Needs Transportation Funding

Special needs transportation serves seniors, people with disabilities, people with low income, and youth.

PSRC recommends regional priorities for special needs transportation projects seeking Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Consolidated Grant funds in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties (Kitsap is prioritized by Peninsula RTPO).


2019-2021 WSDOT Consolidated Grant Schedule for the PSRC Region


Flowchart for special needs transportation funding process

WSDOT Consolidated Grant Program

WSDOT has released the Consolidated Grant call for projects to be funded for the 2019-2021 biennium, with an opportunity for some projects to be funded for two biennia (through June 30, 2023). View the timeline for the 2019-2021 WSDOT Consolidated Grant process for the PSRC region.

Please see the WSDOT Consolidated Grant website for details. For more information, contact WSDOT's Community Liaisons:
  - King County: Monica Ghosh (ghoshmo@wsdot.wa.gov | 360-810-0131)
  - Pierce County: Ryan Warner(warnerRy@wsdot.wa.gov | 360-705-6918)
  - Snohomish County: Stacy Clauson (clausos@wsdot.wa.gov | 360-788-7413)


Thanks for submitting applications for 2019-2021 Consolidated Grant.

The deadline for application submission was on September 14, 2018. Applications are available here.


Projects Approved for Regional Priority Rankings

PSRC’s Executive Board approved regional priority rankings at their December 6th, 2018 meeting. The Special Needs Transportation Committee (SNTC) recommended the rankings at their October 17th, 2018 deliberation meeting.  The committee submitted their regional ranking recommendations to PSRC’s Transportation Operators Committee (TOC), Transportation Policy Board (TPB) and Executive Board for approval.  

All projects recommended by PSRC are listed here.


WSDOT and PSRC Grant Training Materials

View slides for PSRC’s Regional Priority Ranking Training.  Also see the training materials on WSDOT’s Consolidated Grants site. All projects awarded regional priority rankings must address the region’s 2019-2022 Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan adopted as part of the Regional Transportation Plan

Resources for Grant Applicants

Timeline for 2019-2021 WSDOT Consolidated Grants, with PSRC dates

What factors will PSRC take into consideration when making regional priority rankings?


Current Biennium Funding Awards

Projects funded for the current 2017-2019 biennium

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.