What’s a bus hub?

Today, Metro and the City of Seattle work together to find layover spaces for buses along city streets. But the growing demand for bus service means more buses will need to lay over between trips. Meanwhile, the city is growing, too, and has other uses for its on-street spaces.

So Metro is creating new off-street layover facilities, called bus hubs, for buses to use while getting ready for their next trips.

Today, bus layovers are scattered around downtown Seattle.

Why do we need bus hubs?

After finishing their trips, Metro buses often wait for a few minutes before starting their next trips. These planned layovers are important. They help late buses start their next trips on time. They also allow bus drivers to take their breaks, helping them stay alert behind the wheel.

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