Feb. 1, 2013
Bus changes proposed in Renton as part of RapidRide F Line
Rider feedback on three route changes needed by Feb. 15
Before launching the RapidRide F Line, King County Metro Transit is seeking additional rider feedback on proposed changes to three bus routes in the Renton area intended to serve more riders more efficiently.
Metro is considering discontinuing Route 110, adjusting the path for Route 909 and converting Route 155 to Dial-A-Ride Transit (DART) service. Last fall, Metro received comments from more than 100 riders on these concepts and others, and has since incorporated public feedback.
Riders now can comment on these proposals through Feb. 15 and the results will further shape changes Metro recommends to the King County Council for approval in April or May. Comments are accepted through an online survey (other formats available upon request), by calling 206-263-9768, or sending an email to HaveASay@kingcounty.gov.
Proposed changes would be implemented as part of the start of the RapidRide F Line scheduled in September. The F Line will replace Route 140 with more frequent seven-day service connecting Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton.
Transit changes proposed
- Discontinue Route 110 – Metro proposes discontinuing Route 110 primarily because the path duplicates the future RapidRide F Line. The Route 110 service hours would be reinvested in RapidRide F Line to provide all-day, two-way service on a path similar to Route 110 between the Sounder Tukwila Station and the Renton Transit Center. The F Line will offer service every 10 minutes during peak hours, with short wait times at the Tukwila Sounder Station. The F Line's articulated 60-foot buses will hold more riders, and travel times for most riders should be similar to what they have now on Route 110. Riders not served by the F Line along Park Avenue North could instead use routes 240, 342, 560, and 566 at the Renton Transit Center, or walk from nearby F Line stops.
- Adjust Route 909 – Based on public feedback, Route 909 could be adjusted to serve Renton Technical College, Renton Housing Authority headquarters, and the new Highlands Library.
- Convert Route 155 to DART service – Route 155 would keep its current routing between Fairwood Center (140th Avenue Southeast/Southeast 177th Street) and Southcenter, and provide DART service, upon request only, to the area east of Fairwood Center. This better matches service to rider demand.
Metro’s proposed route change information is posted online and the Metro Matters Blog.