Swift Bus Rapid Transit Blue Line Everett, Washington

The first of its kind for the State of Washington, this bus rapid transit line runs 17-miles between the communities of Shoreline and Everett. The Swift Blue Line is designed to operate like a train as buses arrived every 10 to 20 minutes across the 30 stations along the route, with riders prepaying and boarding immediately.

A Bus Rapid Transit System Designed for a Uniform and Efficient Experience

To ensure a uniform and efficient transit experience, coordination with local utilities, regulatory agencies, and the shelters’ manufacturer throughout the stations’ design, construction, and installation process was essential. Specific design features include a shelter, shelter railing, iconic markings and art for station identity, ticket vending machines, and informational signage. Otak led the design and stakeholder engagement on the project, which won several awards, including the WTS Innovative Large Project of the Year.

Want to talk projects? Contact our team leads.

Nico Vanderhorst

Regional Director, Puget Sound

“I advocate for safe, equitable, and resilient transportation access for all modes and mobilities.”

Amanda Owings

Manager of Transportation and Infrastructure, Oregon & SW Washington