Updated: April 3, 2017
Seattle is one of the nation's fastest-growing cities with ever-increasing demands on our transportation system. SDOT is working with King Country Metro to improve the RapidRide transit network throughout our city, planning seven new lines to help better connect people, places, and products.
Learn more by reading the February 2017 DRAFT RapidRide Expansion Program Summary Report.
The RapidRide Expansion Program is a partnership between the City of Seattle and King County Metro to deliver convenient, high-quality mobility options to Seattle's growing population through the implementation of seven new RapidRide corridors.
Through a combination of service improvements, capital investment, and design treatments, these corridors build on the success of existing Metro RapidRide service and help meet the goals and vision of local and regional planning efforts. RapidRide design considers the unique needs and context of each location. In addition to the transportation plans that inform it (like the King County METRO CONNECTS and City of Seattle Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Freight Master Plans), development is shaped by transit performance data, agency partnerships, and public input.
Metro RapidRide will connect major destinations and link diverse and growing neighborhoods with employment, shopping, and transit hubs. The network will serve areas of the city where large numbers of people work and live. By 2035, approximately 1.5 million jobs and almost 650,000 residents will be located within half a mile of a new RapidRide corridor. With such convenient, comprehensive service, over 50,000 additional daily trips are expected on the RapidRide network in Seattle by 2035.
RapidRide Projects in Seattle
*Subject to change based on funding availability, grant and partnership opportunities and coordination with other nearby projects and developments.
Metro RapidRide key features and benefits
The nine-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides partial funding for the RapidRide Expansion Program, along with funds for other projects to improve safety for all travelers, maintain streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city.
March 2017 DRAFT RapidRide Expansion Program Summary Report
How can I get involved?
We’ll be working with communities during the planning, design, and construction phases of each new RapidRide line. For each new line, we’ll share data, ask for your feedback, and show how community input has been incorporated into the design.
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Questions and comments can be directed to Dawn Schellenberg, Community Engagement Liaison, at RapidRide@Seattle.gov or (206) 684-5189.