SDOT, King County Metro collaborate to expand Interbay’s bus route

Nov 1, 2022, 1:56 PM


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Seattle’s Department of Transportation (SDOT) in collaboration with King County Metro are working to improve bus transportation reliability in the Interbay neighborhood specifically the 15th Ave W and Elliot Ave W route.

SDOT spokesperson Ethan Bergerson says that the idea is to expand the operating hours of existing bus lanes between W Mercer Pl to W Armour St to 7-9 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. going north and southbound.

“Today, the curb lane on Elliott Ave W and 15th Ave W in Interbay operates as a bus lane at certain times of the day,” a representative from SDOT said. “These times vary along different sections of the street. When the curb lane is not restricted to buses, it is used for parking and loading access. To help improve transit reliability and provide more consistency in how people can use the curb lane, we’re evaluating changing the bus-only hours to 7 – 9 AM and 3 – 7 PM in both the northbound and southbound directions.”

Bergerson encourages passengers to share their travel experience in Interbay along Elliot Ave W and 15th Ave W route.

You can take the survey now through November 13 to share your thoughts on the project.

This project is made possible thanks to 80 percent of Seattle voters who passed the Seattle Transit Measure (Proposition 1) in November 2020.

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Shawn Garrett, KIRO 7 News

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SDOT, King County Metro collaborate to expand Interbay’s bus route