See and comment on METRO E Line preliminary station designs
Written by Chris Lautenschlager May 31, 2023
METRO E Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station design is currently underway and Metro Transit wants to hear from riders about preliminary design plans. There are multiple ways to participate:
Attend alive online open houseto review plans and ask questions of project staff. Tune inJune 1 at 7:00 p.m. This open house will be recorded and available online after the open house. A link to attend the virtual open house will be available on the project website.
StartingMay 29, review plans on an interactive map andprovide feedback here. Provide your comments byJune 26.
If you have any questions, need further accommodations to access plan materials, or if your group is interested in a project presentation, please contact project staff at [email protected].
What is preliminary station design?
Now that the planning phase is complete and the general locations of stations have been confirmed, preliminary station design is the next step to creating the construction specifications and blueprints for the E Line project. More specific details about the placement of the bus shelter, real-time signage, and other amenities within the station area are developed in this stage. The project team considers the feedback gathered during the planning phase in the development of the preliminary design plans.
Specific considerations in preliminary station design include:
bus operations and standard BRT station architecture and features
local and county street design standards and traffic engineering factors
station activity level and size
amount of space available
accessibility and safety for all users
input from station neighbors
other street uses in the same area (trails, bike lanes)
Metro Transit will resolve and incorporate appropriate comments into the station designs as station design advances. Staff will continue to review safety, accessibility, drainage, lighting, utilities, sightlines, and cost estimates as plans are further developed.
When is construction planned to begin?
Construction is planned to begin in spring 2024. Through the rest of 2023, staff will be completing the design of E Line stations and other improvements. As the detailed construction schedule is finalized, Metro Transit will share more information on the timing and duration of construction activities. The E Line is scheduled to begin service in 2025.