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SDOT: New RapidRide from downtown to Burien and Seattle to add over 250 bus trips

By KIRO 7 News Staff,


There are several upgrades in services for King County public transit this weekend.

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced a new RapidRide H Line that started running on Saturday

“Riders traveling along the 12-mile corridor between Burien, White Center, Delridge, and downtown Seattle will experience upgrades to transit stations and improvements to speed and reliability as Route 120 becomes the RapidRide H Line,” said SDOT .

King County and the cities of Seattle and Burien invested $154 million in the transit project.

To celebrate, the community and County Executive held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in White Center.

Along with the upgraded route, the project improved Delridge Way Southwest with new bus lanes, upgraded traffic signals, new crosswalks, sidewalks, street lighting, and freshly paved roads, said SDOT.

Also, 150 new trees were planted to calm traffic, create shade, and improve air quality.

“Expanding access to fast, reliable transit that gets people where they need to go is one of our administration’s highest priorities. In so many ways, this project will open up new opportunities for Delridge neighbors and communities across the region. We have Seattle voters to thank for passing the Levy to Move Seattle, and our partners at King County Metro and City of Burien for their shared commitment to a robust, accessible, and sustainable transportation system,” said Mayor Bruce Hall.

SDOT also announced that they have started working on adding over 250 more bus trips citywide .

These trips are particularly for nights and weekends so that more people who depend on public transportation have more options, said SDOT.

“We are prioritizing transit access for communities where the city has historically underinvested and continually improving our transit network to meet many goals. We’re making buses more reliable so you can plan your trip with certainty, making it easier to transfer between lines, ensuring cost is not a barrier to transit access, and much more,” said SDOT.

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