With your feedback, Metro identified locations along the White Center portion of the route where changes to the 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 White Center. Station locations were determined and evaluated with community input during outreach conducted from winter 2017 to spring 2018. While a majority of the Route 120 stops will be kept, the upgrade to RapidRide H Line will see new stops and a balancing of stops.
Several road and pedestrian safety improvements will be made along the RapidRide bus route to make it easier and safer to get to and use the bus.
- New crosswalks at key intersections
- New ADA accessible ramps
- New pedestrian crossing signals
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.