With your feedback, Metro identified locations along the Burien portion of the route where changes to bus routing, roads, sidewalks, and stations are to be made. Changes the community should expect to see:
RapidRide stations will be located approximately 1/3 of a mile apart throughout Burien. Station locations were determined and evaluated with community input during outreach conducted during Phase 1 of public engagement. While a majority of the Route 120 stops will be kept, the upgrade to RapidRide H Line will bring new stops and a balancing of stops.
RapidRide H Line will deviate slightly from the existing Route 120. Instead of traveling along SW 148th St to and from the Burien Transit Center, RapidRide H Line will travel along SW 150th St. The new routing was decided upon to make it faster and easier for community members to access downtown Burien businesses and community gathering spaces.
Several road and pedestrian safety improvements will be made along the route to make it easier and safer to get to and use the bus.
- New traffic signals
- New ADA accessible ramps
- New pedestrian crossing signals
- Roadway safety improvements along Ambaum Blvd SW between SW 116th St and SW 120th St to deter speeding and reduce crashes
Areas of improvement were determined with input from traffic studies, community needs and priorities surveys, and community feedback during outreach in winter 2017, spring 2018, and fall 2018.
Frequent, Fast, Easy
RapidRide buses get you to your destination faster. They move more and stop less, getting a boost from bus-only lanes, priority bus signals, and roadway improvements. Buses are equipped with three sets of doors for all-door boarding and exiting, plus ORCA card readers at the station for easy payment and on-time arrival information so you know exactly when the next bus will arrive.
Metro heard from the community about the need for more service. Upgrading Route 120 to RapidRide means more buses traveling in the direction you need to go, when you need to go. RapidRide buses come at least every 15 minutes all day, every day, so time schedules are no longer needed. During peak hours, buses arrive at least every 10 minutes, resulting in more buses heading north in the morning and south in the afternoon and evening.
For more information about the community engagement process, see H Line Overview.