RapidRide J Line “Roosevelt” Preliminary Engineering

Client: City of Seattle

Role: Design Manager

Dates: March 2017 to December 2021

Stephanie managed the preliminary design for the J Line RapidRide project (formerly known as Roosevelt RapidRide) which will provide a high-quality bus rapid transit service. This route totals over 7 miles in length, connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods to the north: South Lake Union, Eastlake, University District, Roosevelt and Ravenna. SDOT partnered with King County Metro (among other stakeholders) to enhance the transit connections and upgrade existing routes by improving transit speed and reliability, adding more buses at off-peak times, upgrading stop amenities (including the addition of real-time arrival information), repaving sections of the corridor, adding protected bicycle lanes or two-way cycle tracks, and upgrading pedestrian facilities to meet full ADA guidelines.  Stephanie managed the preliminary design of the J Line RapidRide Corridor and a large team including 6 different design firms from around the northwest region.  In Fall of 2017-2021 she also supported the submission of FTA’s Small Starts Grant Application and has an ongoing support role in the efforts for environmental documentation and public outreach.