Sound Transit has kicked off a new online open house for its future BRT service along SR 522 and NE 145th street, known as the Stride S3 line. The service, which was funded by the 2016 Sound Transit 3 ballot measure, will run from Bothell to the Seattle-Shoreline border along SR 522 and NE 145th street. From here, riders will be able to transfer to Link Light Rail for fast and frequent service to UW and downtown Seattle, and this service will replace Sound Transit Express route 522 when it opens.
There aren’t a lot of major changes to the project since the summer 2020 update, which brought the Bothell transit hub. There is a new interactive map, which shows in detail many elements of the project, such as the route, station locations, and roadway changes for BRT service. There are also some updates to smaller details of the project, such as property updates and changes to the roadway widening plans for both SR 522 and NE 145th Street.
There are no updates to the proposed bus service to Woodinville. The preferred solution is still an all-day ST Express route connecting Woodinville P&R to the Bothell transit hub, with continuing service to Bellevue Transit Center in the peak. Sound Transit notes that the Woodinville route has potential to serve additional stops in downtown Woodinville, and there will be opportunities to provide feedback on this in due course.
Finally, there are going to be four public meetings next month detailing the preliminary designs for each city in which the service will operate. These meetings will take place over Zoom; registration links are provided.