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Metro RapidRide H Line

Downtown Seattle to Delridge to Burien

March 29, 2017

What's happening now?

Thank you to everyone who visited the online open house and provided feedback on improvements planned for Delridge Way SW. We are reviewing all the ideas and feedback we received, and will use what we heard to help us select a preferred option as we begin designing improvements.

The Metro RapidRide H Line project will provide fast, frequent, and reliable public transportation between Downtown Seattle and Burien through the Delridge neighborhood. We’ll be improving walking and biking to bus stops and make sure people and goods keep moving.

Explore the rest of the webpage for detailed information on the project, including the schedule and project documents.

Questions about the project?
Email RapidRide@seattle.gov or call 206-684-5189.

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Project Overview

Delridge Way SW is one of seven new corridors where the we are partnering with King County Metro to enhance transit connections and upgrade existing bus routes to Metro RapidRide service. Upgrading Metro Route 120 into the RapidRide H Line 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, 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.

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. 

Do you live outside the city of Seattle?

King County Metro is bringing RapidRide amenities and improving service between the Seattle City limits and Burien. Additional project funding for these improvements comes from grant sources that Metro has already secured. Metro will be conducting public outreach about the project changes in these areas in 2018. To stay informed or find out more, contact DeAnna Martin, King County Department of Transportation Community Relations Planner, at deanna.martin@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-3835.

Milestones and Schedule

The table below outlines the project’s key milestones and basic schedule.

Timeline

Activities/Milestones

February – March 2015

Early community outreach about project

June 2015

Open House / Transportation Forum on existing conditions

July 2015 – March 2016

Completed studies and analysis and used community feedback to develop a report on the corridor’s existing conditions

October 2016

Community outreach to receive feedback on community transportation preferences and trade-offs

March 2017

Share conceptual options for community feedback

Summer 2017

Preferred concept moves into design

Summer/Fall 2018

Final design complete, advertise for construction bids

2019-2020

Construction

2020

Metro RapidRide H Line service begins

RapidRide H Line Library

March 2017

October 2016

Project 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.

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