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Feds advocate $60 million for RapidRide J mission, together with Eastlake Ave remake

The Federal Transit Administration has advisable a $60.1 million grant to fund the RapidRide J mission from the U District to South Lake Union by way of Eastlake.

“Coupled with funding from the Levy to Transfer Seattle that voters authorised in 2015, the advisable $60 million grant would totally fund the RapidRide J Line mission,” stated Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell in a joint press launch with King County Metro. “Entry to transit and protected streets are the issues that make a distinction in folks’s life. This sort of infrastructure makes our metropolis welcoming to folks of all ages and talents and connects them to work, faculties, recreation, and tradition – creating One Seattle.”

The RapidRide J mission is a serious remake of the hall, together with long-awaited protected bike lanes on Eastlake Ave E and Fairview Ave N. We beforehand talked via the design particulars in nice element. Hopefully the $60 million is sufficient to repair the missing bike safety on the south finish of the College Bridge, one of many few missing parts in a really thrilling design that may make biking way more snug on this important hall.

Extra particulars from USDOT:

In Washington, the Seattle RapidRide J Line Bus Speedy Transit mission is advisable for CIG funding. King County Metro (Metro) proposes a 5.2-mile BRT line connecting the College District neighborhood to downtown Seattle as a part of Seattle’s rising RapidRide BRT system. The mission options real-time arrival data, off-board fare assortment, 2.3 miles of unique BRT lanes, and transit sign precedence. The hall contains main locations together with the College of Washington, South Lake Union, Seattle’s central enterprise district, and the Worldwide District, with intermodal connections to gentle rail, monorail, commuter rail, Washington State Ferries, and the Seattle Streetcar. (First-time funding suggestion for $60.1 million)


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