Blue Line – Swift Bus Rapid Transit 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. Otak designed the Swift Blue Line 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. As part of an expanding bus rapid transit system, this corridor’s specific design features include a shelter, shelter railing, iconic markings and art for station identity, ticket vending machines, and informational signage. The Otak team also led these coordination efforts as well as stakeholder engagement for this award-winning project.

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Nico Vanderhorst

Regional Director, Puget Sound

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Manager of Transportation and Infrastructure, Oregon & SW Washington