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Route 48 Corridor Speed & Reliability Improvements
Project Update December 23, 2002

The following is a summary of proposed changes to bus stops along segment 2 of the Route 48 corridor, E Madison St to S Jackson 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 E @ E Pine St CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located well below the desired stop spacing of 900 to 1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

650

23 Ave E
@ E Olive St

 

48

South

800

23 Ave E
@ E Union St

 

48


SB 23 Ave E @ E Spring St CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located well below the desired stop spacing of 900 to 1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

450'

23 Ave E
@ E Union St

 

48

South

600'

23 Ave E
@ E Marion St

 

48


SB 23 Ave E @ E Fir St CLOSED

Routes Affected: 4, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located well below the desired stop spacing of 900 to 1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

450'

23 Ave E
@ E Yesler St

Shelter

4, 8, 48

North

600'

23 Ave E
@ E Alder St

 

4, 48

Proposed Northbound Stop Changes

NB 23 Ave E @ E Spruce St CLOSED

Routes Affected: 4, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located well below the desired stop spacing of 900 to 1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

550

23 Ave E
@ E Terrace St

Shelter

4, 48

South

675

23 Ave E
@ E Yesler St

Shelter

4, 48


NB 23 Ave E @ E Spring St CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located well below the desired stop spacing of 900 to 1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

525

23 Ave E
@ E Union St

Shelter

48

South

600

23 Ave E
@ E Marion St

 

48


NB 23 Ave E @ E Pine St CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located well below the desired stop spacing of 900 to 1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

650

23 Ave E
@ E Olive St

 

48

South

800

23 Ave E
@ E Union St

Shelter

48

Updated: Dec. 4, 2002