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Smokey Point Transit Center Renovation

The Smokey Point Transit Center in west Arlington is undergoing renovation. The new transit center, when it reopens, will have seating, shelter, lighting and more bus bays to accomodate safe transfers.

There will be no parking at the new transit center.

Work was delayed during the summer as shelters were being fabricated offsite. The current schedule envisions the transit center being substantially complete by the end of January 2015.

Buses will begin using the transit center as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

Route Revisions

Routes 201/202

When the Smokey Point Transit Center reopens, it will provide a safe and sheltered transfer point for Routes 201/202, 220, 227 and 240. During construction, some buses serving Smokey Point are being re-routed.

  • SB - Passengers traveling southbound on Routes 201/202 will use the bus stop on Smokey Point Blvd. just south of 174th Street by Alfy’s Pizza. This is just south of the transit center location. 
     
  • NB - Passengers traveling northbound on Routes 201/202 will use the bus stop on Smokey Point Blvd. just north of 172nd Street by the ARCO gas station.

A sneak peak through the fences at Smokey Point Transit Center November 11 2014

Above: A sneak peek through the fences surrounding Smokey Point Transit Center on November 11, 2014.

Route 220
  • Passengers traveling eastbound to Arlington on Route 220 will use the bus stop on 172nd Street in front of Rite Aid.

If you have questions about your bus service, please call (425) 353-RIDE (7433) or write to us at riders@commtrans.org.

Continue to check this page for future updates as this project progresses.


Greenroads™ Certification

Greenroads Logo

The Smokey Point Transit Center renovation project is endeavoring to become certified under the Greenroads™ rating system. Greenroads™ is a third-party, points-based system, similar to other ‘green building’ rating systems such as LEED or GreenGlobes, but is appropriate for roadway and transit infrastructure projects.

Community Transit is proud to be one of the first public transit agencies in the world to use the Greenroads™ rating system, which encompasses both design and construction practices into the certification process.

To reduce our environmental footprint during this project, Community Transit is taking these steps:

  • Design the site to mimic pre-development levels and quality of stormwater runoff. When construction is complete, our stormwater will be managed and treated onsite by infiltration and settling.
  • Reduce light pollution by using Dark-Sky compliant lighting fixtures.
  • Divert construction waste from the landfill by recycling as many materials as possible.
  • Reduce emissions and distance traveled of new materials by using regional products, when possible.
  • Use paving technologies such as long-life pavement that lengthen the life of the transit center and reduce replacement costs.
  • Include life-cost analyses and maintenance decision-making upfront to lower costs over time.