Fast. Frequent. Reliable.
In many areas, RapidRide travels in red “bus only” lanes, with special traffic lights timed for faster service.
Enjoy all-door boarding. Tap your ORCA card to pay at a station or by any door inside the bus.
Buses that come more often and on time.
RapidRide gives more riders access to better connections, buses that come more often and easy-to-use service. When and where new RapidRide routes are created, Metro may simplify service to create a more efficient transit system.
The Seattle Transit Master Plan (2012) identified Madison St between the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal in downtown Seattle and 23rd Ave E as a future high-capacity, bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor.
The project will provide fast, frequent, reliable, and safe public transportation between 1st Ave in downtown Seattle and Martin Luther King Jr Way. The route will serve densely developed neighborhoods in downtown Seattle, First Hill, Capitol Hill, the Central Area, and Madison Valley. It will connect to dozens of bus routes, the First Hill Streetcar, and ferry service at the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal.
Madison St BRT - RapidRide G Line is a partnership between the City of Seattle and King County Metro. King County Metro will operate service on Madison Street as RapidRide G Line.
We’re working to connect the cities of Renton, Kent and Auburn with frequent and reliable rapid bus service.
Public transit is an important part of how we will meet the diverse needs and priorities of our rapidly growing region. This growing transit demand requires more access to steady and consistent service—enter the RapidRide I Line.
The RapidRide J Line (formerly RapidRide Roosevelt) project will upgrade Route 70 to provide high-quality service connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods of Belltown, South Lake Union, Eastlake, and University District. We're partnering with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to enhance transit connections and upgrade existing bus routes to Metro RapidRide service.
We’re working to bring new RapidRide service to the Eastside, to provide better, more reliable bus service to communities in Kirkland and Bellevue. When it begins service in 2030, RapidRide K Line will serve the fast-growing communities between Totem Lake Transit Center in Kirkland, downtown Bellevue, and Eastgate Park & Ride in Bellevue.
We're working to bring RapidRide to Rainier Valley, including better, more-reliable bus service and amenities. When launched, RapidRide R Line will serve neighborhoods between Downtown Seattle and Rainier Beach, including International District, Mount Baker, Columbia City, Hillman City, Brighton, and Dunlap.
Public transit is an important part of how we will meet the diverse needs and priorities of our rapidly growing region. As a part of that, Metro is working to provide and support better, more-reliable service to its customers in the communities of Rainier Valley.
Study improvement plans
Metro is taking another look atthe RapidRide A Line’s service area. To make sure the A Line can continue to provide the most high-quality service for riders, this improvement project will measure the area’s current needs. This work is starting in 2023—more information and a full project schedule will be provided to the public at a later time.
We are partnering with the City of Seattle to hear your feedback on improvements to the RapidRide E Line. This study is a necessary step in identifying transit improvements for addressing safety and security, improving speed and reliability enhancing transit connections, and improving user experience.