DOT Offering Matching Program for Bus Passes

Local non-profit organizations that provide, or are willing to provide, free WSTA bus passes to their clients are invited to apply for additional free passes under a Bus Pass Matching Distribution Program the City Council authorized as part of the city’s Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

The council has allocated $90,000 for the program, which can be used for two types of passes: 10-ride bus passes on WSTA’s regular routes, or 30-ride Trans-Aid passes. For every pass that an agency buys for its clients, the city will provide a matching pass.

Applications for matching passes will be approved on a rolling basis, first-come, first served until the program budget is depleted. There is no limit to the number of matching passes that an organization may request, however, agencies must be able to guarantee that the passes will be distributed at no charge to low income, disabled or elderly riders. Complete details and an application are posted at