King County RapidRide experiences Link Light Rail’s ridership volume for 3% of the start-up cost of Link at half the operating cost in 1/3 the time, as described by traffic engineer Vic Bishop at http://womenofwa.com/information/transportation.html. Could RapidRide service be improved? Sure, with more buses, more diamond lanes, and more traffic signal priority. Replacing RapidRide with Link trains is not the only available response to congestion on the bridges crossing the Duwamish and the Ship Canal.