Photo by Zachariah Bryan
RapidRide Man poses with the new RapidRide bus at SeafoodFest.

One bus added to RapidRide D Line

Starting today, Nov. 13, Ballard will be getting one more bus for it's RapidRide D Line; meanwhile, King County Metro's emphasis is improving the C Line to West Seattle.

Metro is adding two buses for the evening commute today, bringing the total of added evening RapidRide buses to six, with two added Nov. 5 and two added Oct. 8. Only one will be starting in Ballard, however, and going the full route all the way to West Seattle. The other five, in order to avoid the Lower Queen Anne traffic tangle, will be starting in Belltown and going down to West Seattle.

This means lots of good news for West Seattle. But for Ballard -- where the Ballard News-Tribune has been receiving a steady influx of emails from community members unhappy with the service -- not so much.

Metro is continuing to monitor bus frequency, growing ridership and rider feedback.

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