At one time Metro’s RapidRide A line was to open in February 2010. With the Metro budget crisis, RapidRide disappeared from the announced February changes, and Metro said opening would likely be around the summer or fall service change.
Last September the Executive’s proposed budget (pdf, page 33) referenced a starting date of June 12, which we took as firm. As it turns out, it wasn’t; when I asked for a starting date and time to use for our countdown clock, spokesperson Rochelle Ogershok told me
While a firm start date hasn’t been determined yet, the A-Line will be launched on or around our fall service change, which this year is Oct. 4.
So it appears we’ll have to wait 9 more months to see King County’s take on BRT.