Route maps for transit openings in 2024 along with the image of a transit line with stops and the Transportation Choices Coalition logo.

2024 will be a thrilling year for transit in the Puget Sound region, as we celebrate four openings of much anticipated projects. 

Light Rail will expand its footprint as Sound Transit plans to open both the 2 Line “Starter Line” and the Lynwood Link Extension. Bus service in the region will also get a boost: Community Transit will open their new Swift Orange Line bus rapid transit, and King County Metro in partnership with the City of Seattle will open the RapidRide G Line. Together, these projects will create and enhance service for countless riders in the Puget Sound region. We can’t wait to ride them with you! 

Opening dates have been announced for several of these projects, so read more about them and mark your calendars for opening day celebrations. 

March 30: Swift Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit

Community Transit is expanding its Swift bus rapid transit (BRT) network by adding a third line, Swift Orange Line. The new BRT line—the agency’s third—will provide fast, frequent service linking Edmonds College, Alderwood Mall, and Mill Creek, with connections to Link light rail in Lynnwood when it opens in fall 2024.

Learn more about the project and join us at the opening event

April 27: 2 Line Light Rail “Starter Line” 

After the East Link Extension project connecting Seattle to the Eastside was delayed due to construction challenges along the I-90 floating bridge, advocates rallied around the idea of opening a “Starter Line,” proposed by King County councilmember and Sound Transit Board member Claudia Balducci. In August 2023, the Sound Transit Board voted for this phased approach, starting with 2 Line service between South Bellevue and the Redmond Technology stations in 2024. The remainder of East Link, which crosses I-90 and includes Judkins Park and Mercer Island Stations, is expected to open in 2025. 

Learn more about the project and join us at the the opening event, plans for which are currently underway. 

August 31 (Proposed): RapidRide G Line 

King County Metro in partnership with the City of Seattle developed this new route and planned changes to surrounding routes as part of the Madison Street Area Bus Service Change Project. The new RapidRide G Line will run from Downtown Seattle through Capitol Hill to Madison Valley along Madison Street, providing bus service every six minutes for most of the day on weekdays and Saturdays. The Line will also use new bus-only lanes and RapidRide stations with center lane boarding, and have all-door boarding with doors on both sides of the bus.

Learn more about the project and the proposed opening

Fall 2024 (Exact Date TBD): Lynnwood Link Extension

The Lynnwood Link project will extend light rail from Northgate into Snohomish County, serving four stations, Shoreline South/148th, Shoreline North/185th, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood City Center. Upon opening in 2024, riders will enjoy fast, frequent and reliable service between south Snohomish County and the University of Washington, downtown Seattle, the Eastside, Sea-Tac Airport and more.

Learn more about the project.

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