Good news for bus riders!

We just got some good news: Governor Gregoire signed the 2010 Transportation budget this week which includes funding from its Regional Mobility Grant program for the Rainier Avenue and Jackson Street Transit Improvements!  The Rainier Avenue Transit Improvement project will improve speed and reliability for transit service within the Southeast Seattle neighborhood, including the Metro #7. 

The improvements include sidewalk extensions, traffic signal priority, queue jumps, curb ramps and pedestrian enhancements. Also included is a transportation demand management program to encourage people to think about trying the improved transit. 

This project is part of SDOT’s efforts to make transit a priority through our Transit Corridor Improvement project, which is partially funded through the Bridging the Gap transportation funding package. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in summer 2010.