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Open houses May 29 and 30 for future RapidRide H Line; construction to begin in early 2020

Summary

King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation will host open houses May 29 and May 30 to present the latest RapidRide H Line plans and designs, report results of public input, and inform the community of project timeline and expected impacts as Route 120 is upgraded.

Story

King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are working to provide faster, more frequent service in and around Burien, White Center, Delridge, and downtown Seattle by upgrading Metro Route 120 to the new RapidRide H Line in 2021. Metro and SDOT will be jointly hosting open houses to share how community input shaped decisions, bus route design, project timeline and planned impacts to the area as the route is transformed into RapidRide.

Open houses

  • Burien: Wednesday, May 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center, Revelle Hall, 1210 SW 136th St., Burien. Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be available.
  • Delridge: Thursday, May 30, 5-7 p.m. at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle. A Spanish interpreter will be available.
  • Staff from Metro and SDOT will be available to answer any questions and childcare will be provided.

Planned upgrades include street and pedestrian safety improvements, installation of bus priority signals, and expansion of business access and transit (BAT) lanes. Amenities at bus stations will also be improved with better lighting and off-board ORCA card readers. These design elements reflect community input collected during public meetings, online surveys, and close coordination with community stakeholders. If unable to attend an open house, please look for information on Metro’s RapidRide H Line project page.

 

About King County Metro RapidRide

King County Metro began RapidRide planning in 2006 and launched the RapidRide A Line in 2010. Today, Metro operates six lines across King County, offering premium Metro service with frequent and reliable buses, efficient off-board ORCA fare payment, faster all-door boarding and on-board wifi for riders. RapidRide routes carry more than 67,000 rides each weekday and ridership has grown substantially on each line compared with the previous service.

 

About Seattle Department of Transportation’s Delridge Way SW Project

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is working to redesign Delridge Way SW to move more people by prioritizing transit and ensuring successful new King County Metro RapidRide service. In the Delridge corridor, SDOT is proposing: bus lanes, landscaped medians, crosswalk improvements, protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenway connections, signal upgrades, paving, water and sewer pipe upgrades, spot parking and bike lane removal, and public art. This project is partially funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.