The Mariner Moose celebrated on Friday the unveiling of a new pair of bus stops giving riders from White Center, Burien and West Seattle easier access to some of the region’s key destinations. The stops, at Alaskan Way South at South Jackson Street, open on Feb. 19.

Riders using the stops can now easily visit local stadiums and ballparks as well as historic Pioneer Square, Link Light Rail service, the Amtrak and Sounder Station and the Seattle Streetcar.

The stops have been delivered in partnership with the City of Seattle’s Waterfront Seattle project.  Routes served include the 55, 56, 57, 113, 120 (future RapidRide H Line), 121, 125 and RapidRide C Line. The routes carry about a combined 11,000 riders each weekday.

New RapidRide bus shelters will be added to the stops next summer. Building the future RapidRide H Line will continue through fall of 2022 and includes an estimated $87 million in King County and Seattle investments. They include new transit stations, bus lanes and traffic signal upgrades between South Lake Union, downtown Seattle, Delridge and West Seattle, White Center and Burien.

The new bus stops are part of a broad effort to improve mobility and public transportation connections downtown. Bus connections created when the city built two-way Columbia Street in 2017 offer additional easy access to the King County Water Taxi service at Pier 50 and Washington State Ferry service at Colman Dock.