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King Street Center
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Route 48 Corridor Speed & Reliability Improvements
Project Update January 21, 2003

The following is a summary of proposed changes to bus stops along segment 3A of the Route 48 corridor, S Jackson St to S Alaska St. These changes are planned to become effective September 2003. Customer comments will be collected for this segment until March 24, 2003 before the stop consolidation plan is finalized. You can also look at a map of the proposed changes [54 kb] described below.

Proposed Southbound Stop Changes

SB 23 Ave S @ S Norman St CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

480

23 Ave S
@ S Judkins St

 

48

North

800

23 Ave S
@ S Dearborn St

 

48


SB 23 Ave S @ I-90 Lid CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Bus stop in undeveloped area.
  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

550'

23 Ave S
@ S Judkins St

 

48

South

780'

23 Ave S
@ S Massachusetts St

Shelter

48


SB 23 Ave S @ S Grand St CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.
  • Support possible transit signal priority at nearby signal

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

500'

23 Ave S
@ S Massachusetts St

Shelter

48

South

1100'

Rainier Ave S
@ S Walker St

Shelter

4, 7, 9, 39, 42, 48


SB Martin Luther King Jr. Way S @ S Hinds St CLOSED

Route Affected: 42, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Limited area served by stop.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

530'

MLKJ Way S
@ S Walden St

 

42, 48

North

960'

MLKJ Way S
@ S Winthrop St

Shelter

42, 48


SB Martin Luther King Jr. Way S @ Sears Dr S CLOSED

Route Affected: 42, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

530'

MLKJ Way S
@ Tamarack Dr S

 

42, 48

North

850'

Rainier Ave S
@ S Bradford St

 

42, 48

Note: Bus stop locations in this area may change with the future Rainier Vista Development.


SB Martin Luther King Jr. Way S @ S Alaska St RELOCATE SOUTH

Route Affected: 42, 48

This bus stop is proposed to be relocated to the far-side (south side) of the intersection to improve pedestrian and traffic safety, and to support possible installation of transit signal priority at this signalized intersection. This relocation is dependent on a right-of-way survey and city approval.

Note: For route 48 tips ending in Columbia City (S Oregon St & 36th Ave S) use the next stop on S Alaska St.

Proposed Northbound Stop Changes

NB Martin Luther King Jr. Way S @ Sears Dr S CLOSED

Routes Affected: 42, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

420

MLKJ Way S
@ Tamarack Dr S

 

42, 48

North

650

Rainier Ave S
@ S Barberry Ct

Shelter

42, 48


NB Martin Luther King Jr. Way S @ S Byron St CLOSED

Routes Affected: 42, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Limited area served by stop.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

550

MLKJ Way S
@ S Hanford St

Shelter

42, 48

South

550

MLKJ Way S
@ S Walden St

Shelter

42, 48


NB 23 Ave S @ S Plum St CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

530

23 Ave S
@ S Grand St

 

48

South

700

Rainier Ave S
@ S Walker St

Shelter

4, 7, 9, 39, 42, 48


NB 23 Ave S @ I-90 Lid CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Bus stop in undeveloped area.
  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

550

23 Ave S
@ S Judkins St

 

48

South

700

23 Ave S
@ S Massachusetts St

 

48


NB 23 Ave S @ S Judkins St RELOCATE NORTH

This bus stop is proposed to be relocated to the far-side (north side) of the intersection. The new location has better lighting and will improve pedestrian and traffic safety. This relocation is dependent on a right-of-way survey and city approval.


NB 23 Ave S @ S Charles St CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

450

23 Ave S
@ S Norman St

Shelter

48

North

470

23 Ave S
@ S Dearborn St

Shelter

48

Updated: Jan. 21, 2003