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A New Approach to Bus Priority in Olympia, Washington

Buses on State Avenue in Olympia, Washington will get their own lane a chance to jump to the head of traffic.
November 15, 2019, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Olympia is poised to get its first bus lane and queue jump, benefiting transit riders who use Intercity Transit buses," reports Stephen Fesler.

"Between Franklin Street and Washington Street on State Avenue, the City of Olympia plans to install a bus-only lane in the westbound direction, just before crossing Washington Street," according to Fesler. In addition, the plan will add a new transit signal that gives buses the green light to proceed through the intersection before the rest of the traffic on the street.

The new bus lane includes additional changes to the street, all thoroughly documented by Fesler, to free buses from effects of automobile congestion.

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Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in The Urbanist
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