New commuter lots now open
Sound Transit has opened new park-and-ride lots in Eastside communities in advance of East Link light rail construction. Commuters are encouraged to start using the new locations prior to the closure of the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride. Visit the East Link Park and Ride page to view a map with the new park-and-ride locations and to find information about other travel options.
The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride will be closing for East Link construction as early as January 2017 for up to five years. Sound Transit and the City of Bellevue will explore opportunities with the contractor to open the park-and-ride earlier if possible.
Bus routes serving the new lots connect with many of the same routes and destinations as those serving the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride.
Sound Transit’s park-and-ride replacement plan takes a three-prong approach to providing options during the closure:
- New park-and-ride lots (many of which are closer to travelers origin) and identify existing park-and-ride lots with capacity. These park-and-ride lots are served by transit that connects with routes traveling to destinations served by the ST 550. In many cases, the trip will now involve a transfer, but by offering park-and-ride lots closer to the trip origin, the overall trip time may not be significantly impacted.New park-and-ride lots now available for use include:
- Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave NE
- Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave SE
- Lake Hills Baptist Church, 506 140th Avenue SE
- Overlake Park Presbyterian Church, 1836 156th Ave NE
- The Neighborhood Church, 625 140th Ave NE
- Bellevue Foursquare Church, 2016 Richards Road
- Renton Bible Church, 973 Union Ave NE (Renton)
- Improved service on routes traveling to downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue, the two primary destinations of South Bellevue Park-and-Ride users. View Sound Transit’s Express Bus improvements on the Eastside.
- Sound Transit, in partnership with King County Metro, is helping you find alternatives to driving alone. Learn more about your travel options, including requesting a custom commute plan and sign-up for perks and rewards at justonetrip.org. Click on the “Resources” tab at the top to learn more about transit, ridesharing, taxi, bicycling and walking, and King County Metro Accessible Services.
- King County Metro’s Park-and-Ride webpage (http://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/travel-options/bus/parking.aspx)
- Sound Transit East Link News subscription (www.soundtransit.org/subscribe)
- City of Bellevue East Link alert subscription (http://bellevuewa.gov/light-rail.htm)
- Choose Your Way Bellevue (http://www.chooseyourwaybellevue.org/)
- Just OneTrip (https://justonetrip.org/)