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Changes to fixed-route service will begin in September 2020 and the RapidRide I Line will begin service in 2023.

Goals: Deliver an upgraded, integrated mobility network with fixed-route network changes in September 2020, including a new frequent route between Renton, Kent, and Auburn that will be upgraded to the RapidRide I Line in 2023.

Areas: Algona, Auburn, Covington, Kent, Pacific, Renton, and Tukwila

Affected routes: 102, 105, 148, 158, 159, 164, 166, 168, 169, 180, 183, 186, 190, 192, 906, 908, 910, 913, 915, 916, 917, 952

New flexible service may also be added in these areas: Renton Highlands, Benson Hill, and Algona/Pacific.

What won't change

Under the recommendations, some existing mobility services would remain unchanged in the Renton, Kent and Auburn areas:

Renton, Kent, Auburn Mobility Board

We recruited community members who live, work, and travel within north Renton, Kent, Auburn, and surrounding communities to advise Metro about potential service changes and proposals as well as our community outreach process.

Board members attended regular meetings. Meetings were open to the public.

Timeline

  • Identified community stakeholders, needs, and priorities. Metro collected quantitative and qualitative data and identified several barriers to transit use, as well as several improvements that would encourage more transit use.
  • Developed proposed concepts for change and engagened public through surveys, on board engagement, and at community events. Almost 1,000 riders provided feedback and comments on the proposed concepts.
  • Metro presented a proposed network of service changes to the public and gathered feedback through online and onboard surveys and at community events.
  • Metro finalized a recommended network based on public input and the Mobility Board’s recommendation.
  • King County Council reviews and votes on Metro’s recommendation.
  • Adopted changes to scheduled bus service take effect with Metro's September service change.

Community involvement

Contact us

Gunner Scott
Metro Communications and Engagement Manager
Send Gunner an email
or call 206-263-5853

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