On 28 September 2012, public officials, consultants, and citizens gathered to celebrate the launch of King County Metro Transit’s (Metro) new C and D RapidRide lines. The latest RapidRide routes bring a whole new world of public transportation to the West Seattle, Ballard, and Crown Hill neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington. There was definitely a lot of excitement in the air with the launch of Metro’s fastest and easiest way to travel—with service so frequent that one doesn’t need a schedule!
Metro knows that everyone’s time is more valuable than ever, and they designed the new RapidRide routes with that in mind. Everything about the C and D routes and their buses are streamlined—the time spent on the bus, the time waiting for the bus, and even the time to make connections to other routes have been minimized. Metro says that bus riders should experience unprecedented levels of reliability, comfort, and speed that add up to a great way to get around.