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)

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


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


Application Deadline

Applicants who are seeking WSDOT Consolidated Grant funds in King, Pierce, or Snohomish counties must submit the same application to both WSDOT and PSRC.  Please make sure to export your online application to PDF and send it to PSRC at jkim@psrc.org by 5:00 pm on October 30, 2020.

Submitting an application to PSRC will allow the region to evaluate the application for a regional priority ranking.  For the 2021-2023 funding biennium (2021-2025, if applying for four years), the PSRC region can distribute a total 10 regional rankings (2 A’s, 3 B’s and 5 C’s) that add points to an application.  The region has an unlimited number of D rankings (worth 0 points) that can also be submitted and allow a project to be considered for state funding.  For additional information or any questions regarding regional priority ranking process, contact Jean Kim at jkim@psrc.org.

Call for Projects Materials

Population Density Maps by County

PSRC Project Selection Resource Map

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.  You can also view the video recording below.

Please see the WSDOT Consolidated Grant website for upcoming opportunities for training sponsored by WSDOT.

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.