Seattle's Big 'RapidRide' Expansion Coming Into Focus

The city of Seattle is hard at work planning a significant expansion to RapidRide bus service.
March 19, 2017, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Seattle is moving full steam ahead on its RapidRide network planning program, a bold initiative to provide high-quality frequent bus service across the city," reports Stephen Fesler.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) published a 41-page progress report in February, "detailing the process, timing, scope, cost, and types of improvements that would come with RapidRide network expansion."

In all, the report proposes seven new RapidRide corridors, focusing on high ridership areas around the city and supplementing Central Link and East Link. The report includes profiles of each of the seven corridors, offering "useful information about the anticipated alignment, opening year of service, corridor length, evaluation metrics, and a detailed project timeline," explains Fesler.

Expect work to begin on the RapidRide expansion in 2019 and continue through 2024.

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Published on Friday, March 17, 2017 in The Urbanist
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