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Help pick the Ballard RapidRide route

Posted by Geeky Swedes on January 21st, 2009

Metro Transit has just released new details about RapidRide’s D Line, a new streamlined bus service coming in 2012 that will connect Ballard and Crown Hill with Lower Queen Anne and Downtown. RapidRide buses will arrive every 10 minutes, stop less frequently and feature a speedy way to pay fares and board. “Everything about RapidRide—the buses, the stops, the way it operates—is being designed to keep people moving quickly and comfortably throughout the day in this heavily used transit corridor,” explains Metro.

The big question for Ballard residents is the route it will take. Should it go up 15th Ave? Or 24th? (See the map). Metro breaks down the positives and negatives for each of the two proposed routes, and you’re invited to offer your feedback at an open house Tuesday, Feb 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Whittier Elementary School cafeteria. Or you can email your comments to barbara.demichele@kingcounty.gov. (Thanks Brian for the link!)

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