Sound Transit route 554 'Issaquah / Seattle'

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Sound Transit route 554 'Issaquah / Seattle' is wheelchair accessible.
Current routing of 554 as of March 2019

554 Issaquah/Seattle Express is an express bus route operated by Sound Transit in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. This route is operated by King County Metro under contract[1].

Route Details

This east-west express bus route runs between Issaquah and Downtown Seattle via Eastgate. Select trips are extended to and from Redmond via Sammamish. Normal service frequencies are 30 minutes but morning peak direction service is improved to 15 minutes. Two morning westbound trips originate from 185th Avenue NE & Redmond/Fall City to Seattle in the morning while five trips continue on from Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride to Redmond and Fall City via Sammamish Park & Ride in the evening.

The 2011 Draft Service Implementation Plan tabled the reduction in service frequency for this route with midday service operating every 20 minutes instead of with 15 minute frequencies and Sunday and holiday service reduced to hourly runs[2].

Route Stops

Towards Downtown Seattle

  • NE Redmond Way & 185th Ave NE (Select Trips Only)
  • 228th Ave NE & NE 25th Way (Select Trips Only)
  • 228th Ave SE & NE 8th St (Select Trips Only)
  • 228th Ave SE & SE 8th St (Select Trips Only)
  • South Sammamish Park & Ride (Bay 1) (Select Trips Only)
  • Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. SE & SE 37th Pl
  • Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (Bay 4)
  • 9th Ave NE & NE Ellis Dr
  • E Sunset Way & 1st Ave NE
  • Issaquah Transit Center (Bay 2)
  • Eastgate Freeway Station (Bay 3) (I-90 & 142nd Pl SE)
  • Mercer Island Park & Ride (N Mercer Way & 80th Ave SE)
  • Rainier Ave S & S Charles St
  • 4th Ave S & S Jackson St
  • 4th Ave S & S Washington St
  • 4th Ave & Cherry St
  • 4th Ave & Seneca St
  • 4th Ave & Pike St
  • 4th Ave & Stewart St
  • Blanchard St & 6th Ave

Towarsd Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride/Sammamish

  • Lenora St & 4th Ave
  • 2nd Ave & Stewart St
  • 2nd Ave & Seneca St
  • 2nd Ave & Cherry St
  • 2nd Ave Ext S & Yesler Way
  • Rainier Ave S & S Charles St
  • Mercer Island Park & Ride (N Mercer Way & 80th Ave SE)
  • Eastgate Freeway Station (Bay 4) (I-90 & 142nd Pl SE)
  • Issaquah Transit Center (Bay 6)
  • E Sunset Way & Rainier Blvd S
  • Highlands Dr NE & NE Ellis Dr
  • Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (Bay 3)
  • Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. SE & SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd (Select Trips Only)
  • Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. SE & SE 40th Pl (Select Trips Only)
  • South Sammamish Park & Ride (Bay 1) (Select Trips Only)
  • 228th Ave SE & SE 8th St (Select Trips Only)
  • 228th Ave NE & NE 8th St (Select Trips Only)
  • 228th Ave NE & NE 25th Way (Select Trips Only)
  • NE Redmond Way & 185th Ave NE (Select Trips Only)

History

  • September 2001 - Route introduced[3]
  • September 2001 - Route replace King County Metro 211. [4]
  • September 2003 - Weekday service extended Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride from Issaquah Transit Center[3]
  • June 2006 - Weekend service extended to Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride[3]
  • September 2006 - Route revised to serve Downtown Issaquah with two night trips extended to South Sammamish Park & Ride[3]
  • June 2008 - Three additional night trips and two early morning trips from South Sammamish to Issaquah and Downtown Seattle introduced[3]
  • September 2008 - Midday Seattle to Eastgate turnback trips introduced due to demand from Bellevue Community College[3]
  • June 2009 - Service streamlined to stop at Eastgate Freeway Station only in the Eastgate area allowing for Eastgate turnback trips to be extended to and from Issaquah Transit Center at no added cost[3]
  • September 2009 - Trips in South Sammamish revised to begin or terminate in Redmond[3]

Vehicles

Service vehicles include New Flyer Industries D60LF Wc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries D60LFR Wc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries DE60LF Wc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries DE60LFR Wc15.JPG, New Flyer Industries XD60 Wc15.JPG, and New Flyer Industries XDE60 Wc15.JPG buses.

References

  1. Lost & Found, soundtransit.org, retrieved 13-11-2010
  2. 2011 Draft Service Implementation Plan, soundtransit.org, retrieved 06-11-2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Sound Transit 2010 Service Implementation Plan December 10, 2009, soundtransit.org, retrieved 13-11-2010
  4. Sound Transit 2012 Daft Plan June 4th, 2016 , soundtransit.org, retrieved 04-06-2016
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