RapidRide H Line
RapidRide expansion - coming in 2020
Burien / White Center / Westwood Village / North Delridge / Downtown Seattle
We’re working to transform Route 120—one of our 10 busiest routes—into the new RapidRide H Line. When launched in 2020, the H Line will come more often and be more reliable (on-time), and will give riders in Burien and White Center frequent connections to several West Seattle neighborhoods, downtown Seattle along Third Avenue, other buses, and light rail.
Metro and the City of Seattle are reaching out to communities along this corridor to identify needs and priorities for the new service. We’ll gather community and rider input on any changes we consider.
How to join in
H Line corridor open houses
- Burien—Jan. 10, 5-8 p.m.
Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room
14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien
- White Center—Jan. 11, 5-8 p.m.
Mount View Elementary School
10811 12th Avenue SW, Seattle
Seattle project area drop-in
Meet and greet the artists chosen to create public works for this project.
- North Delridge—Jan. 17, 5-6:30 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle
Why convert to RapidRide?
Route 120 ridership
In September 2017, Route 120 served 80 bus stops and on average provided more than 9,200 trips each weekday, 5,600 on Saturdays, and 3,900 on Sundays. Here’s how the weekday trips broke down by time of day:
- AM Peak = 24%
- Midday = 33%
- PM Peak = 29%
- Evening/Night = 14%
RapidRide H Line improvements
- Buses will come more often and be more reliable (on-time).
- More service will be added at night and on weekends.
- Some bus stops will be upgraded with lighting, real-time arrival information, off-board ORCA card readers, and more.
- Sidewalks, street crossings, and paths for getting to stops will be improved for pedestrians and bikes, and for those with limited mobility.
- The Seattle Department of Transportation plans to improve access to transit along Delridge Way SW, and is including bicycle and pedestrian improvements as part of the project. These may include upgraded crosswalks and intersections, new crosswalks, better connection to nearby greenways, and a possible protected bike lane on Delridge Way SW.
We’re working with partner jurisdictions to help keep what’s great about Route 120 while also improving access to bus service. They’ll help us find new ways of helping people get where they need to go, and collaborate with us to make roadway and corridor improvements that support RapidRide service.
We’ll do three rounds of outreach to the public about this project.
We’ll ask people and communities along the route about their needs and priorities for improving bus service and making it easier to get to transit. We’ll ask about conditions that should be improved, how to prioritize project opportunities, and for feedback on early design concepts. After we review community feedback and recommendations, we’ll use them to identify a preferred alternative.
We’ll reach out for community feedback on the preferred alternative and work with our partner agencies to refine and improve the project design.
We’ll share our final project details and plans and gather community feedback on how to be a good neighbor during H Line construction.