PHOTOS: Burien Transit Center Set For May 30th Opening
The Burien Transit Center is taking shape, and is reportedly on target to begin operations on Saturday, May 30th.
The center, located on SW 148th, across from the Safeway complex where Rooty’s Sports Bar used to be, will be the main transit hub for the Burien area.
Here’s a direct quote from Elizabeth Morgan, Project Manager for King County:
The Burien Transit Center construction is going very well.
We are on target to open the new transit center with our June Transit Service Change process and coaches will start using the center on Saturday, May 30, 2009 with the first regular weekday of service out of the new center on Monday, June 1, 2009.
The transit center moves to the off street location off of SW 148th Street. There is one main platform that will serve the majority of service and a smaller platform that will serve ACCESS and some less frequent routes. Customers will now be able to transfer without crossing the street and will utilize our improved waiting environment.
Additionally many coaches will “layover” on site. This will increase schedule reliability and save money.
The new center has improved passenger amenities and security elements.
It also has some etched glass awnings and panels, which you can see in the photo below:
Anyone still remember when this place used to be home to Rooty‘s?
This town has come a long way since the only busing done on this land was for dirty dishes.