Sound Transit took big strides to improve public transit in Seattle and the surrounding areas when its $54-billion bond was approved by voters in 2016. Through the ST3 ballot measure, 16 cities are being connected with light rail, 12 cities are getting commuter rail improvements, and 30 cities are receiving bus service including the Stride BRT.
PIVOT guided the station concept design and brand integration for Sound Transit’s first bus rapid transit system during preliminary engineering. The new system is named Stride and is characterized by comfortable, modern, and optimistic brand attributes.
PIVOT developed a station kit-of-parts that would represent the Stride brand for a cohesive system that will serve 37 miles on both the I-405 and SR 522 corridors surrounding Seattle. Working closely with Sound Transit, WSDOT, and the WSP-led design team, site-specific designs were developed for 11 stations along the I-405 corridor, as well as the South Renton and Bellevue Transit Centers.