Metro planning changes to improve Route 120 speed and reliability

Public invited to April 24 open house

King County Metro Transit is planning changes for its busy Route 120 that connects Burien to downtown Seattle, and would like feedback from bus riders.

With more than 7,000 boardings a day, the Route 120 is one of Metro’s 10 busiest bus routes. Metro has received a state grant to improve the speed and reliability of the route, and has several changes planned that will be rolled out in coordination with the cities of Burien. They include:

• Reduce the number of closely spaced bus stops to help buses move faster and operate on a more reliable schedule;

• Improve features at bus stops, such as installing new shelters and benches;

• Add a northbound bus lane and bike lanes on Delridge Way Southwest;

• Install a “bus bulb” sidewalk extension for faster boarding at 26th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Barton Street; and

• Install transit signal priority at many traffic signals between the Burien Transit Center and the West Seattle Bridge.
The open house will be held:

Tuesday, April 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle

You can also learn more about the project and comment at: The deadline for comments is Friday, April 27.

If you have questions about the open house or project, please contact DeAnna Martin, community relations planner at (206) 263-9768 or by email at

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