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Bus Base North project update

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Update:  Comment Period for Bus Base North DNS Extended

Sound Transit issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for the Bus Base North project on August 10, 2020. The comment period for the DNS is being extended to 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2020. The deadline for an appeal has also been extended to no later than 5:00 p.m., September 15, 2020. For additional information on how to submit comments, see the DNS posted on the Sound Transit I-405 BRT Documents page
 

Bus Base North

Sound Transit is proposing to construct a new bus base in Bothell north of the Canyon Park Park-and-Ride. Bus Base North will include a new bus maintenance and operations building, and a parking structure for buses and other vehicles. The facility will primarily be used by buses operating on the proposed I-405 and SR 522/NE 145th Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines, with some buses from the Sound Transit Express bus fleet also using this facility. 

1-405 Bus Rapid Transit Bus Base North location map


SEPA process

Sound Transit has prepared a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) environmental checklist for the Bus Base North project in Bothell. As part of the environmental checklist, Sound Transit developed technical reports and memos on the following topics: 

  • Noise and Vibration
  • Ecosystem Resources
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Transportation
  • Visual and Aesthetic Resources
  • Historic and Archaeological Resources

Sound Transit issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) on August 10, 2020. Based on the checklist, technical reports and other information, Sound Transit has determined the Bus Base North project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. Comments on the DNS must be submitted by 5:00pm on August 24, 2020.

More information is available online: 

The environmental analysis will inform the Sound Transit Board on future decisions about the project.