Rainier RapidRide

The Metro Rainier RapidRide Line will provide fast, frequent, and reliable public transportation from Downtown Seattle to Mt Baker to Rainier Beach. We'll be improving walking and biking to bus stops and make sure people and goods keep moving.

Get involved!

We're collecting information on existing conditions along the Route 7 line and input from people who use it on what is working and what could work better. If you don't currently ride the bus, we'd like to know what would make it an appealing option. Review our materials and send your comments to RapidRide@seattle.gov by April 4. We'll also be hosting a series of small community conversations. Check back for more information, or sign up for our email list using the form to the right.

Project Overview

The Rainier RapidRide line is one of the seven new corridors the City is partnering with King County Metro to enhance transit connections and upgrade existing service. Creating a RapidRide line from Downtown Seattle through Mt Baker to Rainier Beach will keep people moving by:

  • Keeping buses frequent and on-time
  • Adding more buses at night and on weekends
  • Upgrading to Metro RapidRide bus stops with lighting, real-time arrival info, and more
  • Improving sidewalks and paths for people walking and people riding bikes

We're working to balance the needs of everyone who uses the corridor, whether they're in a bus, a car, a truck, walking or riding a bike.

Questions about RapidRide or how it could benefit you? Get all the details at Seattle's RapidRide Expansion Program website or visit Metro's RapidRide website.

Rainier RapidRide map

Milestones and Schedules

TimelineActivities/Milestones
March 2017 Transportation forum sharing existing conditions
March – September 2017 Complete studies and analysis using community feedback to develop a report on existing conditions
Share options for community feedback
Select a concept for design
2017-2019 Concept moves into design
2019-2020 Construction
2021 Rainier RapidRide Line service begins

RapidRide H Line Library

SDOT We ❤ Southeast Seattle RapidRide boards (March 2017)

Funding

This project is partially funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Additional grant funding has been secured and is being sought by both Seattle and King County.

How can I get involved?

We're always interested in meeting with community and neighborhood groups that want to learn more about the project and make their voices heard. You can request a briefing by emailing RapidRide@seattle.gov or calling (206) 684-5189. More details and opportunities to get involved will be announced as they are scheduled.