King County Metro is working with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to expand the frequent, reliable RapidRide network to new parts of Seattle and King County. A public survey released Nov. 14 asks riders to prioritize their transportation needs and to identify opportunities for upgrading Metro Route 120 to the future RapidRide H Line.
Upgrading route 120 achieves goals in the Metro Connects long-range plan and voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle. RapidRide H Line service is scheduled to launch in 2020.
Today, Metro Route 120 is tied for ninth-busiest bus route in King County and carries approximately 8,800 customers each weekday along the corridor between Burien, White Center, West Seattle and Downtown Seattle. An online survey is now available to share your views on transit access needs in the corridor.
To upgrade the route to RapidRide levels of speed, frequency and reliability, improvements are envisioned along the corridor that include transit priority treatments and RapidRide amenities like unique stations, off-board ORCA fare payment kiosks, and real-time information signs. Metro operates six RapidRide lines across King County with these standard amenities.
This project is funded by King County Metro, the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle and additional grant funding, which has in part been secured and is also being sought by both Seattle and King County.
Metro and SDOT are working collaboratively to develop a preferred alternative in coming months. Metro is planning community meetings in Burien and White Center during the second week of December. Details will be announced once confirmed.
How do I get involved?
- Take Metro’s RapidRide H Line online survey
- Follow the Metro Matters blog to receive stories and updates
- Learn more about improvements planned for Delridge Way SW in Seattle
About King County Metro RapidRide
King County Metro began RapidRide planning in 2006 and launched the RapidRide A Line in 2010. Today, Metro operates six lines across King County, offering the best of Metro with frequent and reliable service, efficient off-board ORCA fare payment, fast all-door boarding and on-board wifi for riders. RapidRide routes carry more than 67,000 rides each weekday.
Metro Connects, our long-range plan, envisions 26 RapidRide lines by 2040. This includes 19 in King County by 2025 – of which seven are in partnership with the City of Seattle. The future RapidRide G Line in Seattle’s Madison neighborhood is scheduled to begin service in 2020.