RapidRide is Metro’s highest level of investment in service, amenities, reliability, and innovation. RapidRide is easy—just show up and go!
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Buses come more often and on time.
Designing to meet the needs of all of our customers.
High quality experience.
New station features for comfort and convenience.
Bringing better service for more people. Connections to transit. Getting people to where they need to go.
Fewer cars on the road.
How to pay your fare
Use an ORCA card
At stations with ORCA card readers, tap your card and board through any bus door.
At other stops, enter through any door of the bus and tap your card on the ORCA card reader.
If you have a valid paper transfer, you can enter through any door of your bus. Paper transfers are your proof of payment until they expire.
Transit GO app
Open your Transit GO Ticket mobile app and purchase a ticket. When you’re ready to board, activate the ticket. Show the payment screen to the driver as you enter through the front door.
Cash or tickets
Enter through the front door and pay your fare. If you're paying with cash, please have the exact fare ready. Drivers do not carry change.
The driver will always give you a paper transfer when paying with cash or using a paper ticket. Keep it with you to transfer to any other bus before the expiration time.
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.
RapidRide Community Engagement
King County Metro
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