Keeping buses moving through downtown

SDOT, with support from King County Metro, will be installing new bus-only lanes in the north downtown Wall and Battery Street corridor. A transit queue jump signal will also be installed on Wall Street at 5th Avenue to more quickly move buses merging to make the left turn onto southbound 3rd Avenue.  These improvements will benefit a total of about 17,000 riders per weekday on routes 5, 5X, 26X, 28X, and 358. This will also support Metro’s plans to convert Route 358 into a faster, more reliable, and specially branded “RapidRide” route in 2013.

These transit projects are the latest in a series of strategic spot improvements developed by SDOT’s transit program. SDOT and Metro jointly designed the project and conducted community outreach, with Metro providing most of the funding. For more information visit Metro’s project homepage.