Welcome to the I-405 Stride Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project online engagement platform!
Watch our short video below for an introduction to Stride BRT.
Scroll through the site to learn more about Stride BRT, the current conceptual engineering and environmental review phase, BRT station area updates, and the updated BRT shelter design.
Do you want to know what transit improvements are happening near you? Visit our BRT station area updates section or click on one of the station areas below:
- Lynnwood City Center
- Canyon Park Station (Bothell)
- SR 522/I-405 Transit Hub (Bothell)
- Brickyard Station (Bothell)
- Totem Lake/Kingsgate Station (Kirkland)
- NE 85th Street Station (Kirkland)
- Bellevue Transit Center
- NE 44th Street Station (Renton)
- South Renton Transit Center
- Tukwila International Boulevard Station
- Burien Transit Center
You also have the opportunity to provide input on key aspects of the project
Click below or scroll to the Community Engagement section to let us know your thoughts on:
- Amenities and improvements that you would like to see at BRT stations and on Stride buses
- How you would like to access BRT stations
- Your preferences on biking facilities and traveling by bike
- The updated BRT shelter design
- How you currently travel
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Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit service throughout the urban areas of Pierce, King and Snohomish counties so that people can get to where they’re going, safely and economically. Our transit services include Link light rail, Sounder trains, ST Express bus, Tacoma Link light rail, and soon, Stride bus rapid transit.
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a high-capacity transit system that provides fast, frequent, accessible and reliable high-capacity bus service with features like off-board fare payment, improved bus stations, specialized buses, and all-door bus entry and exit. BRT will be implemented in the I-405 and SR 518 corridors and on SR 522/NE 145th Street, and will be known as Stride BRT. In addition, a new bus base in the Bothell area will support both Stride BRT service and ST Express bus service.
Stride BRT service on I-405 includes:
- Two lines, Lynnwood to Bellevue and Burien to Bellevue
- One new transit center in South Renton and 11 Stride BRT stations
- Added parking at three stations
- Connections to Link light rail at Lynnwood, Bellevue and Tukwila
- Connections to local King County Metro and Community Transit service
Learn more about the background of the project
Stride BRT is getting faster! In 2019, the Washington State Legislature approved funding for expanding the express toll lanes (ETLs) north on I-405 by 2024. The Stride BRT buses will use these lanes to bypass traffic and save about 24 minutes on each trip from Lynnwood to Bellevue compared to average existing ST Express bus travel times.
In the south end, Stride BRT buses will run in new ETLs to be built as a part of the I-405 - Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project. This, in addition to further speed and reliability improvements, will save Stride BRT riders about 17 minutes on each trip from Burien to Bellevue compared to average existing ST Express bus travel times.
I-405 Stride BRT will ultimately be able to travel in ETLs between Bothell and Renton. The team will continue to work on corridor improvements that keep the Stride BRT buses out of traffic.
Expand the below sections to learn more!
Learn more about the updates that improved I-405 BRT travel times
AM Peak hour travel times to Bellevue
*Preliminary travel time estimates for planning purposes, subject to change. Existing travel times are average times. Year 2025 estimates assume new ETLs are open between Renton to Bellevue. Updated information will be provided prior to beginning service.
We’re getting ready to conduct environmental review for the I-405 Stride BRT Project. This work will involve completing a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist and a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documented Categorical Exclusion. Both of these important environmental review processes examine the possible environmental impacts associated with the project.
We are moving forward with the Stride BRT station area designs and concepts. Click below to see the latest information for each station.
We’ve updated the preliminary design of the Stride BRT station. Changes to the station include:
- An updated pylon with illuminated identification during the day and night
- An updated variable message sign (VMS) to display real-time information on bus arrivals/departures
- Framed canopy and windscreens for waiting riders' comfort and safety
- The addition of Stride wave colors gold, teal and light gray
- Space for public art
Experience the BRT shelter!
See what it's like to be at a Stride BRT station during the daytime and nighttime through our online interactive experience.
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Sound Transit actively engages a variety of audiences, including neighborhood and community stakeholders, the general public, elected officials, partner agencies and the media.
Share your thoughts
You'll continue to hear from us throughout the conceptual engineering and environmental review phase. We'll share information via our project webpage, email listserv, door-to-door flyering and in-person events. Sign up for our email updates to stay up to date on the project!