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Now Open: Smokey Point Transit Center 

The Smokey Point Transit Center in west Arlington opened to the public on February 16, 2015.

The new transit center offers:

  • Sheltered seating
  • Lighting
  • More bus bays
  • Safe transfers

It serves as the hub for the following bus routes:

Please note there is no parking at the transit center.

Modern, Green and Easily Seen

  • Outdoor sculpture. Entitled "Honoring: Tenses of Time," artist Julie Berger pays tribute to the industry of the surrounding community.
     
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.The facility is constructed with local and recycled materials and uses special Dark-sky compliant light fixtures.
     
  • Great in the rain. Drainage is designed to manage and treat storm water runoff through infiltration and settling.
     
  • Canopies of light. Made of Teflon fabric, these striking canopies reflect light, creating low-power brightness at the shelters. They also help provide shelter from the elements.
     

A picture of the newly renovated Smokey Point Transit Center open to the public February 16 2015

Smokey Point Transit Center is all aglow thanks to its energy efficient lighting.

 

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.