Be prepared for fare inspections
If requested, show the fare enforcement officer your ORCA card or paper transfer for proof of payment. If you do not have proof of payment on RapidRide, you are subject to a citation and fine, RCW 35.58.580.More about fare enforcement (PDF in English and Español)
The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed launch of several RapidRide lines currently under development. As economic conditions improve, Metro’s plan is to still add at least 6 more RapidRide lines. Select one of the lines below for specific information on if and how it was affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
RapidRide gives many more riders better connections, buses that come more often, and frequent, easy-to-use service. Where new RapidRide lines go into service, we may streamline service to create a more efficient service transit network.
Prioritizing RapidRide Lines
We are prioritizing building new RapidRide lines based on the following factors:
- Project status
- Equity impacts
- RapidRide policy goals
- Community feedback
After serious consideration of these factors, Metro decided to pause RapidRide R line and K line until more funds are available. If we move ahead to build these projects with limited funding, we risk leaving service conditions worse than their current state, not better. We will explore ways to resume these projects once it is feasible.