On Friday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded $37.5 million to Metro for the RapidRide E and F lines, due to be launched in 2013. LaHood called the lines “an excellent investment in Seattle’s future economic growth and sustainability.”

The funds, from the Federal Transit Administration’s Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program, will cover about half the start-up cost of last two lines in Metro’s six-line RapidRide system. The E Line will run between Shoreline and downtown Seattle, and the F Line will connect Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton.

Here’s an article that ran in the Seattle Times on Friday: RapidRide bus system receives $37.5 million grant. The grant was also covered on the KOMO Communities blog.

Learn more about the E and F lines on the RapidRide website:
E Line | F Line