Specialized Transportation Funding

Specialized transportation serves older adults, people with disabilities, people with low incomes, youth, and other people with mobility and accessibility needs. Specialized transportation, such as ADA paratransit, demand-response vans, or volunteer transportation programs, fills gaps in the regional transit network and expands mobility options for people in the region.

Projects Awarded for Funding

WSDOT announced the 2023-25 Consolidated Grant awards to projects with regional priority rankings approved by PSRC’s Executive Board on January 26, 2023. View all specialized transportation projects in the PSRC region funded by the Consolidated Grant for the 2023-25 biennium. Please check back in the summer of 2024 for the next Consolidated Grant funding opportunity.

For more information, visit the WSDOT Consolidated Grant website or contact one of the WSDOT Community Liaisons below:


Regional Priority Rankings for Consolidated Grant Funding

PSRC provides regional priorities for specialized transportation projects seeking WSDOT Consolidated Grant funds in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

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

Illustration outlines PSRC’s Consolidated Grant regional priority ranking process.
Illustration outlines PSRC’s Consolidated Grant regional priority ranking process.


Specialized Transportation Planning in the Region

The Special Needs Transportation Committee advises the Transportation Operators Committee on specialized transportation funding, including updates to the region’s Coordinated Mobility Plan (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.