This website is for the proposed bus layover legislation. If you want information about King County's proposed bus layover projects, please visit the Metro Bus Hubs website.
Online Open House: We want to hear from you. Please visit the online open house, which will be open to the public on Wednesday, January 17 through January 31. There, you can give feedback on land use changes and the design features of the Eastlake hub.
SDCI, King County Metro, and Seattle Department of Transportation are working together on potential legislation that would:
Layover facilities house Metro buses that have finished one trip and not yet started their next one. These spaces are essential to enable buses to stay on schedule. Layovers allow drivers to take breaks and use the restroom. Metro uses many layover sites throughout the city and county. Some are on-street and others are in off-street facilities such as transit centers.
By 2040, Metro expects added bus services to increase need for layover space by 50 percent. At the same time, development, deliveries, and increasing traffic in and near the downtown Seattle core will be competing for on-street space. Metro is beginning to plan and design new off-street bus layover facilities in this area.
New off-street bus layover facilities are likely to be dedicated temporary or permanent ground-level facilities. It’s also possible that a permanent layover area would be part of a mixed-use facility where it shares space with housing, retail, or offices.
Our project goals are to:
The City Council's Planning, Land Use, and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will likely hold deliberations on the proposal in Spring of 2018. See the PLUZ Committee webpage for future meetings related to this proposal.