Council Roundup: February 22, 2021

King County Metro RapidRide H Line Funding Approved
Posted on 02/24/2021
Person boards bus.

Burien City Council approved pass-through of state funding for the construction of the RapidRide H Line.

Council heard King County Metro's Kevin Kibet deliver a progress report on the construction of RapidRide H Line. King County is finalizing the construction bid process and is taking final steps needed to start construction. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

The City of Burien received a $10 million grant from the state of Washington to apply to the $14 million cost of the project. Council approved an interlocal agreement to pass the grant funding through to King County for this project.

The project will not only create a RapidRide bus line to replace Route 120, improving connections between Burien, West Seattle, and downtown Seattle, but it will also make critical safety and aesthetic improvements. These improvements coincide with subarea planning for the Ambaum Corridor, scheduled to begin in the spring. The subarea planning will highlight the need for transit-oriented development along the Ambaum Corridor. Residents will be invited to participate in the subarea planning process.

Future Agenda Items

Council also discussed future agenda items, including youth job opportunities and how to expand childcare options in Burien. You can find planned future agenda items on the planning calendar, which can be found at the end of every council agenda.