Thank you for visiting the online open house for the SR 522/NE 145th Stride Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project. The online open house ended on March 11, 2021. Learn more about the project on the Sound Transit project website.

COVID-19 impacts to Sound Transit projects

Revenue reductions caused by the COVID-19 recession combined with rising cost estimates will affect plans and timelines for Sound Transit expansion projects. Through a process called realignment, the Sound Transit Board of Directors is working to determine the degree to which plans and timelines for voter-approved projects will need to change due to lower revenue projections. Learn more on the Sound Transit website.

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Did you miss the winter 2021 public meetings?

The project team hosted online public meetings in March 2021 to showcase the proposed preliminary designs for each city along the project corridor. Attendees were able to learn more about the design in their neighborhood, ask questions and share their thoughts with project staff.

If you couldn’t make it, you can watch the recorded presentation that was shown at the online public meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions that apply across the corridor:

Timeline, Realignment and outreach questions

Transit integration and fare questions

Environmental questions

Bus/station design, service and access questions

Roadway features, traffic and safety questions

Property owner questions

Questions specific to cities:

Questions about Seattle/Shoreline

Questions about Lake Forest Park

Questions about Kenmore

Questions about Bothell/Woodinville

What's next?

What’s next for the project?

We are continuing to conduct environmental review of the project. Sound Transit is the Lead Agency under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for this project and is completing a SEPA Checklist to document the findings of the environmental work.

After evaluating the project and completing the SEPA Checklist, Sound Transit will publish a Threshold Determination documenting whether the project is expected to have any significant adverse impacts and if mitigation for these impacts is available. Both the SEPA Checklist and Threshold Determination will be published for public review and comment later this spring.

After completing this process, the project team will ask the Sound Transit Board to identify the project to be built, which may enable the project to advance into the design and construction phases. The project schedule is subject to change due to impacts from the COVID-19 recession and the ongoing Sound Transit Board realignment process.

In the upcoming design phase, the project team will:

  • Finalize the design of roadway and sidewalks.
  • Finalize station design and public art.
  • Advance the Park-and-Ride garages to 30% design.
  • Obtain land use, environmental and construction permits.
  • Begin the property acquisition process.
  • Continue engaging with and providing feedback opportunities for the public, community groups, businesses, elected officials and partner agencies to comment on and inform the design.