Big BRT Plans Underway in Seattle and Environs
Sound Transit has launched the planning process for a proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) route along the State Route 522 corridor between Seattle and the suburbs of Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, and Woodinville.
Stephen Fesler reports on the details of the proposed route of the BRT line:
The SR-522 BRT line is planned to run between the NE 145th St light rail station in Shoreline to Bothell with frequencies as high as every 10 minutes. Service on the line will be extended as far east as Woodinville, though with lower frequencies. The eight-mile line is expected to cost up to $386 million and serve 10,000 daily riders with travel times between Bothell and the light rail station around 28 minutes. Extended service to Woodinville would be closer to 45 minutes.
Other components of the proposed BRT route at this point in the development process include intentions to roll "high quality buses" with three doors, all-door boarding and alighting, and station platforms with shelters, branding, lighting, and real-time arrival information. The route will also connect with another planned BRT route along the I-405 corridor. Fesler provides a lot more details of what is known about the project so far, as well as the process of planning for the remainder of the project details, in the source article.