In 2018, C-TRAN began operating a temporary shuttle across State Route 500 as safety modifications were made to the highway. The Washington State Department of Transportation removed the traffic signals at both Falk Road/42nd Avenue and Stapleton Road/54th Avenue and reconfigured those intersections. Both are now a right-in/right-out design, meaning vehicles are no longer able to cross the highway at those intersections. Only right turns will be permitted.
Pedestrians and bicyclists are not permitted to cross the highway at Stapleton Road/54th Avenue. At the Falk Road/42nd Avenue intersection to the west, a pedestrian and bike bridge remains in place. To the east, pedestrians and bicyclists can use Andresen Road to cross the highway.
The C-TRAN shuttle will be available from approximately 6 a.m. to 9:10 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. on weekends. Buses will pick passengers up by request based on an hourly schedule. Passengers must request a ride at least one day in advance for the shuttle to come. To request a ride, call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123. No fare will be required. The shuttle bus cannot accommodate bikes.
The shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers on Northeast 54th Avenue or Stapleton Road, serving each side of the highway. On the north side of SR 500, the pickup location is the 4000 block of Northeast 54th Avenue, near Roads End Neighborhood Park. On the south side of SR 500, the pickup location is the 2800 block of Stapleton Road, at Stop ID 689 (currently served by Route 39).
For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123. More information about the SR 500 safety improvement project is available at www.sr500changes.com.