Providing more frequent and reliable bus service
Together, our six existing RapidRide lines provide about 67,000 rides every weekday – about 70 percent more than the bus routes that served the same areas before the RapidRide lines were launched. Peak-hour travel on RapidRide is up to 20 percent faster, saving about five minutes per trip.
By 2025, we plan to add 13 more RapidRide lines, giving many more riders better connections, buses that come more often, and faster, easy-to-use service. Where these new RapidRide lines go into service, we may streamline service to create a more efficient service transit network.
By 2040, our planned investments in a total of 26 RapidRide lines will help bring frequent transit service to 70 percent of King County residents.
Success through partnerships
As we begin planning new RapidRide lines, Metro will work with cities and the public to make decisions about routing, where to put stops and stations, how to connect other service to the new lines, and ways to provide transit priority along the corridor.
Today, we’re working with the City of Seattle on corridor studies for several new RapidRide routes.
Public input is an essential part of our planning, both in the early stages and as each new line moves closer to final design and construction.