Stream BRT

Pierce Transit

Pierce Transit’s Stream BRT project will provide bus rapid transit service along a 14.4-mile corridor spanning from downtown Tacoma to Spanaway in unincorporated Pierce County. The corridor will serve multiple activity centers including the Theater District in downtown Tacoma, the University of Washington—Tacoma, Pacific Lutheran University, the Tacoma Dome, and Parkland Transit Center.

PIVOT created three station concepts inspired by surrounding elements. The selected design, called “Suspension,” has a sleek, sturdy, innovative, and grounded design tying the stations to local bridges, area architecture, and the massive gantry cranes found in regional shipping ports. The butterfly roof sports a strong structural beam with integrated wayfinding and holds a wooden underbelly that adds warmth and clarity to the users’ experience.

The Stream project involves planning and final design of BRT elements including 31 platforms, exclusive transit lanes, business access transit (BAT) lanes, and transit signal prioritization. Led by WSP, the project will also include rider information/technology integration, and branding that will be used across the system.


Architecture, Design, Transit Station Architecture