The SR 522/NE 145th BRT Project will run along 8 miles of NE 145th Street and SR 522 from the future Link light rail station at I-5 and NE 145th Street in Shoreline to Bothell. Service will run every 10 minutes, all day between Shoreline and Bothell; service continuing to Woodinville will run every 20 minutes. Riders will be able to connect to Link light rail at the Shoreline South/NE 145th station, and to I-405 BRT in Bothell.
SR 522/NE 145th Representative Project
The goals of this project are to:
- Deliver the SR 522/NE 145th BRT project on time and within the assigned budget.
- Expand fast, frequent and reliable BRT service to the communities along the corridor, enhancing overall transit service for these communities and the region.
- Increase transit capacity and enhance connectivity to meet growing demand.
- Make recommendations that are technically and financially feasible and sustainable.
- Maximize ridership, improve mobility and provide access for multiple modes and users.
- Promote a healthy and sustainable environment.
- Consider input from stakeholders, communities along the corridor and the public.
- Make recommendations that are consistent with local plans.
Service and operation
- Up to 19 hours of service Monday – Saturday and up to 17 hours on Sunday to serve projected ridership of 8,800 in 2042.
- Approximately 30-minute travel time from UW Bothell to south Shoreline.
- Integration of business access and transit lanes to facilitate fast, frequent, and reliable service corridor-wide.
- Local bus service and rail collaboration, such as shared stations where feasible with King County Metro and Community Transit.
- Short dwell time features at stations with dual-bus platform length where feasible, level boarding, and off-board fare payment.
- Consistent BRT station branding with a cohesive look and feel.
- Location of connection to I-405 BRT.
How the community initiated this project
The SR 522/NE 145th BRT Project was first proposed by Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell and Woodinville elected officials and staff, as well as the community coalition, 522 Transit Now. The coalition’s continued advocacy helped to ensure that the SR 522/NE 145th BRT Project was included on the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot for voter consideration.
Spring // City Managers Group starts working together to support SR 522/NE 145th BRT Project
Late June/early July // 522 Transit NOW! Coalition formed
August 27 // Sound Transit added SR 522/NE 145th BRT to the ST3 Plan
January 12 // Joint Council meeting to show support for the SR 522/NE 145th BRT Project
November 8 // Voters approved ST3, including SR 522/NE 145th BRT Project
The representative projects were developed after extensive community input and were included in the ST3 Plan to serve as the basis for refining the project and identifying the project to be built.