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City of Seattle selects CH2M to deliver the RapidRide Bus Rapid Transit Expansion Program

The RapidRide Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Expansion Program will provide high-quality transit throughout some of the densest areas of Seattle.

The City of Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region and one of the fastest growing major cities in the U.S., has selected CH2M as its program management consultant to deliver the RapidRide Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Expansion Program.

With the potential to influence transportation within Seattle for generations to come, this ambitious BRT program, which is part of the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, will provide high-quality transit throughout some of the densest areas of Seattle. The expansion includes building seven Seattle RapidRide BRT corridors by 2024; incorporating the multimodal commitments in the levy and modal plans; and funding design and implementation of multimodal corridors using standard and innovative funding approaches.

As program management consultant, CH2M will assist the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) in addressing the mobility needs of its rapidly growing city by developing and administering an overall program structure and implementation plan for the program, consistent with the levy objectives and King County Metro RapidRide program standards.

“CH2M brings a tremendous record of success delivering for SDOT and implementing multimodal solutions in Seattle, nationally and globally,” said CH2M’s Director of Transit & Rail, Tom Donahue. “We understand the City’s vision and look forward to using our BRT experience to benefit the riders of Seattle.”

The company offers a vast array of experience, including industry leadership in program management, innovative approaches to BRT and multimodal design, stakeholder involvement and finance, as well as new technology expertise with fare collection, intelligent transportation systems and transit vehicle engineering.

Gaining 100,000 new residents and approximately 50,000 jobs over the last 20 years, Seattle is projected to bring 60,000 additional residents and another 50,000 jobs in the next 10 years. The Levy to Move Seattle is a bold vision of an integrated, multimodal network that will provide an easy-to-use, reliable transportation system that gives citizens the options they want when they need them.

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