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Transit Amenities

How are transit amenities age-friendly?

Transit amenities can include any of the age-friendly amenities like benches, weather protection, public toilets, and wayfinding, and can also include mobility on demand services and real time information to understand transit schedules. 

Bus stop with shelter, trash can

Where should transit amenities be prioritized?

Transit amenities should be prioritized in and around transit stops and at transit hub locations.

Primary agencies responsible for transit amenities

  • Seattle Department of Transportation
  • King County Metro

Estimated cost*


* Cost levels:
$ = Under $100,000
$$ = $100,001-$500,000
$$$ = $500,001-$1,000,000
$$$$= Over $1,000,001


Streets Illustrated: Transit Design Standards

King County Metro Transit Facilities Guidelines


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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