New Burien Transit Center Opens Saturday May 30th
Burien’s new Transit Center will open this coming Saturday, May 30th as part of King County Metro Transit seasonal service change.
Metro’s new Burien Transit Center has six off-street bus bays for more convenient boarding.
The $12.5 million Burien Transit Center features six bus bays for passenger boarding, including one dedicated to paratransit service. All of the boarding areas are now located off-street, enhancing safety for both transit customers and motorists in downtown Burien.
The transit center, located at 209 SW 148th Street (near where Rooty’s used to be), has covered waiting areas with benches and windscreens, as well as etched glass art on its awnings. The adjacent park-and-ride lot has parking for 340 vehicles and includes five charging stations for electric vehicles. The transit center has lighting and 24/7 monitored security. It is served by Metro routes 120, 121, 122, 123, 131, 132, 133, 134, 139, 140, 180, and Sound Transit Express Route 560.
Metroâ€™s project team worked cooperatively with the City of Burien to integrate the transit center into the cityâ€™s downtown revitalization plans. The transit center is close to civic amenities, such as Burien Town Square â€“ home of the new city hall, King County Library, and mixed-use retail and residential development.
In addition to the new transit center, Metro is also expanding operating hours in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT), consolidating park-and-ride spaces in the Northgate area, and revising some bus routes and schedules to update service.