King County Metro and the City of Seattle are working to help keep buses on schedule through new bus layover facilities called Bus Hubs.
Bus Hubs will provide an off-street location for drivers to take a break and get ready to start their next trip on time.
The City is amending their Land Use Code to allow for Bus Hubs in downtown Seattle and Metro’s first site will be located in Eastlake.
View the online open house through Wednesday, Jan. 31 to learn more and tell us what you think.
Thanks @Brad and @Pat! I’ll send your comments to the teams involved in bus hubs and NYE. We appreciate your support and hope we can continue to give you the great bus service you deserve!
I have to agree. Having the ‘bus hubs’ off the street will help with traffic flow and parking. An actual building would probably cost a lot more than the parking area. But, I think the drivers impacted by this need to have significant input. Having restroom facilities and perhaps some bending machines would also be in order for driver convenience.
I thought the free rides on NYE was a fantastic idea. I took advantage of it during the day and believe there were likely fewer accidents that evening due to the service. In general, I have been quite happy with Seattle area/Metro bus service. I have been a bus user in several cities before this and only NYC and DC come even close when it comes to reliability and value. Thanks for your good work!
I moved to Washington State in June 2008. I rely on METRO and its various transportation components for all of my travel needs locally. I live in South Lake Union so I know how strategic the Eastlake location will be to the drivers.
I do believe the current system of staging buses downtown between trips is well planned and effective. The implementation of this new idea will absolutely free up more street-level parking and bring in more revenue for the city. A win-win!!!
I would like to commend METRO management and the city for their foresight about bus hubs. I have seen how smoothly they work on a smaller scale at Park & Rides like Brien P &R, for example.
This bus hub idea, the upcoming “G” & “H” lines, and the “Free Ride” on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2017) are all helpful decisions that have made and will make an impact on my life.
Great job, again!
Wed, January 17, 2018
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