US Department of Transportation has awarded USD37.5 million to the King County Department of Transportation to build two new bus rapid transit (BRT) lines as part of Greater Seattle’s new six corridor RapidRide BRT system.
The new RapidRide E and F lines will be funded through the Federal Transit Administration’s Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program. The E Line will operate between Shoreline and downtown Seattle, while the F Line will provide connections between the cities of Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton, as well link light-rail and Sounder commuter rail. Service on the E and F lines is targeted to begin in the fall of 2013.
RapidRide A and B lines opened in 2010 and 2011, respectively, and serve more than 13,000 riders on an average weekday currently. The C and D lines are expected to open this year.