Times: Launch of RapidRide lines E, F delayed until 2014

Times: Launch of RapidRide lines E, F delayed until 2014

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Times: Launch of RapidRide lines E, F delayed until 2014

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by MIKE LINDBLOM / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 19 at 7:38 AM

This fall’s scheduled launch of the RapidRide E bus line on Aurora Avenue, and the F Line from Burien to Renton, will be postponed until 2014.

Metro Transit staffers do not believe they can deliver all the bus-activated traffic signals, ORCA fare card readers, bus arrival-information displays and 100 stops by September as planned.

Metro was chastened by last fall’s experience with the D Line in Ballard, where the red-and-yellow RapidRide buses began operating at only a one-minute advantage compared with ordinary service.

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