October 2 marks the 10-year anniversary of Metro’s first RapidRide, the A Line. Providing frequent service that connects Federal Way, Kent, SeaTac, and Tukwila, the A Line has grown to carry an average of 9,100 riders on weekdays since launching a decade ago.
Across King County, Metro’s RapidRide lines offer riders faster, more frequent, and more reliable bus service, fast all-door boarding, enhanced stations and passenger amenities, and on-board Wi-Fi.
Other A Line milestones:
- In 2019 alone, RapidRide A Line carried nearly 3.2 million passengers.
- In 2020, a customer survey found that 86% would recommend the A Line to others in their lives.
- The A Line serves priority populations: 72% are people of color and 71% are from low-income- qualified households.
Here’s a look back as we prepared to launch on Oct. 2, 2010.
Since this inaugural celebration, we’ve progressed through the alphabet and put five other RapidRide lines on streets throughout the county – B Line, C Line, D Line, E Line, and F Line – and we’re not done yet!