SR 522/NE 145th Bus Rapid Transit Project

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

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Please note the map above depicts the representative project. The SR 522/NE 145th project has now been refined. Learn more about the preliminary refined project.

The goals of this project are to:

  1. Deliver the SR 522/NE 145th BRT project on time and within the assigned budget.
  2. Expand fast, frequent and reliable BRT service to the communities along the corridor, enhancing overall transit service for these communities and the region.
  3. Increase transit capacity and enhance connectivity to meet growing demand.
  4. Make recommendations that are technically and financially feasible and sustainable.
  5. Maximize ridership, improve mobility and provide access for multiple modes and users.
  6. Promote a healthy and sustainable environment.
  7. Consider input from stakeholders, communities along the corridor and the public.
  8. Make recommendations that are consistent with local plans.

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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.