Last Thursday (Nov. 17), Congress announced $37.5 million in federal funding for the two RapidRide lines that are scheduled to launch in 2013. The appropriation now moves on to President Obama for his signature.

The funds are part of a federal Bus and Bus Facilities grant program, and represent full funding of Metro’s request. King County will share some of the funding with partner cities to help support the street improvements and transit elements inside their jurisdictions that will make these RapidRide lines successful. Funding partners for the E and F lines include Shoreline, Seattle, and Tukwila.

Here’s a news release from the office of King County Executive Dow Constantine.

Metro’s website has maps and info on the E and F  lines: