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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, Burien, Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, Pacific, Renton, SeaTac, Seattle, Tukwila, and unincorporated King County

Affected routes: 102, 105, 148, 150, 157, 158, 159, 164, 166, 168, 169, 180, 183, 186, 190, 192, 906, 908, 910, 913, 915, 916, 917, 952

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

Route revisions

Community engagement

King County Metro Transit (Metro) is working to connect Renton, Kent, Auburn and the surrounding areas with high-quality, frequent, and reliable bus service. As part of this effort, starting in March of 2019, Metro launched a three-phase community engagement process including convening a local Mobility Board made up of those who live, work, and travel within Renton, Kent, Auburn, and surrounding communities, including community members, community-based organizations (CBOs), and jurisdictional partners to develop the Renton-Kent-Auburn Area Mobility Plan (AMP).

This Mobility Board explored and identified the needs, opportunities, and gaps in service. Then evaluated possible options to revise, integrate, and connect the cities of Renton, Kent, Auburn, Covington, Algona, Pacific and the surrounding areas.

The result is a network of service that was developed in partnership with the local community and designed to increase local bus service; add fast, frequent, and reliable bus rapid transit service through the RapidRide I Line; and provide additional fixed-route and flexible services. The changes will improve the places people can get to by transit, and at more times of day, throughout the project area.

Read the Renton-Kent-Auburn Area Mobility Board's recommendations or the full Public Engagement report.

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 voted to adopt Metro’s recommendation.
  • Adopted changes to scheduled bus service take effect with Metro's September service change.

Community involvement

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

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South Kirkland Park & Ride

Take a look at some sample trips from or your neighborhood or a central location to popular destinations to get a preview of the changes.

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • Ride Route 255 and transfer to Link light rail at the University of Washington Station.
  • Or ride Route 255 to Evergreen Point Bridge Freeway Station, and transfer to the following routes to downtown: 252, 257, 268, ST 545.
To South Lake Union
  • For peak travel times, ride NEW Sound Transit Route 544 directly to South Lake Union.
To the University District
  • Ride Route 255, depending on your destination in the U. District, there may be a longer walk or the need to transfer to another route.

Downtown Kirkland

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • Ride Route 255 and transfer to Link light rail at the University of Washington Station
  • Or ride Route 255 to Evergreen Point Bridge Freeway Station, and transfer to the following routes to downtown: 252, 257, 268, ST 545.
To the University District
  • Ride Route 255, depending on your destination in the U. District, there may be a longer walk or the need to transfer to another route.
To Downtown Bellevue or Downtown Redmond
  • Ride NEW Route 250.
To Totem Lake
  • Ride NEW Route 239 or Route 255.
To Overlake Area
  • Continue to ride Route 245, this route is unchanged.

Totem Lake and Kingsgate Park & Ride

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • For peak travel times (6 AM to 9 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM), continue to ride routes 252, 257, 311, these routes are unchanged.
  • Or ride Route 255 and transfer to Link light rail at the University of Washington Station.
To the University District
  • Ride Route 255, depending on your destination in the U. District, there may be a longer walk or the need to transfer to another route.
To Bellevue
  • Continue to ride Sound Transit Route 532 or 535, these routes are unchanged.
To Downtown Kirkland
  • Ride NEW Route 239 or Route 255.
To Redmond
  • Ride DART Route 930, with added midday service.
To Overlake Area
  • Ride NEW Route 225.

Juanita

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • From South Juanita, ride Route 255 and transfer to Link light rail at the University of Washington Station.
  • For peak travel times (6 AM to 9 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM) from North Juanita, ride Route 257, this route is unchanged.
  • From North Juanita, ride NEW Route 230 or 231, then transfer to Route 255 and transfer again to Link light rail at the University of Washington station.
To the University District
  • From South Juanita, ride Route 255.
  • From North Juanita, ride NEW Route 230 or 231 and transfer to Route 255.
  • Depending on your destination in the U. District, there may be a longer walk or the need to transfer to another route.
To Bellevue
  • From South Juanita, ride Route 255 to the Kirkland Transit Center or South Kirkland Park & Ride and transfer to NEW Route 250.
  • From North Juanita, ride NEW Route 225 to the Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to Sound Transit Route 532 or 535.
To Downtown Kirkland
  • Ride NEW Route 230 or 231.
  • From South Juanita, riders will continue to have the option of Route 255.
To UW Bothell
  • Ride NEW Route 230.
To Overlake Area
  • From South Juanita, ride Route 255 to the Kirkland Transit Center and transfer to Route 245.
  • From North Juanita, ride NEW Route 225.

Rose Hill

Destination Travel options
To the University District
  • Ride NEW Route 239 or 250 to Kirkland Transit Center and transfer to Route 255, depending on your destination in the U. District, there may be a longer walk or the need to transfer to another route.
To Bellevue
  • Ride NEW Route 250.
To Downtown Kirkland
  • Ride NEW Route 239 or 250.
To UW Bothell
  • Ride NEW Route 239.
To Overlake Area
  • Ride NEW Route 225.
  • Ride DART Route 930, with added midday service and evening service extended to 7:00 PM.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Destination Travel options
To Bellevue
  • Ride NEW Route 225 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to Sound Transit Route 532 or 535.
To Overlake Area
  • Ride NEW Route 225.
To Bothell or Snohomish County
  • Ride NEW Route 225 to Totem Lake and transfer to Sound Transit Route 532 or 535.
To Downtown Kirkland or Redmond
  • Ride NEW Route 225 to Rose Hill and transfer to NEW Route 250.
To Kenmore
  • Ride NEW Route 225

Kingsgate

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • For peak travel times, ride Route 252 or 257.
  • Ride NEW Route 239 to Totem Lake Transit Center, then transfer to Route 255 and transfer to Link light rail at the University of Washington Station.
To University District
  • Ride NEW Route 239 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to Route 255, depending on your destination in the U. District, there may be a longer walk or the need to transfer to another route.
To Bellevue
  • Ride NEW Route 239 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to Sound Transit Route 532 or 535.
To Downtown Kirkland or Bothell
  • Ride NEW Route 239.
To Redmond
  • Ride DART Route 930, with added midday service and evening service extended to 7:00 PM.

Finn Hill

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • For peak travel times, ride NEW Route 225 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to routes 252, 257, 311.
  • Ride NEW Route 225 to Totem Lake Transit Center, then transfer to Route 255 and transfer again to the Link light rail at the University of Washington Station.
  • To avoid a double transfer, ride North on NEW Route 225 to 68th Ave NE and NE Bothell Way and transfer to Sound Transit Route 522 (Westbound).
To Bellevue
  • Ride NEW Route 225 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to Sound Transit Route 532 or 535.
To Downtown Kirkland
  • Ride NEW Route 225 to 100th Ave NE and transfer to NEW Route 230 or 231.
To Kenmore, Totem Lake or Overlake
  • Ride NEW Route 225.

Downtown Kenmore

Take a look at some sample trips from or your neighborhood or a central location to popular destinations to get a preview of the changes.

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • Continue to ride Route 312 or Sound Transit Route 522, these routes are unchanged.
To the University District
  • Continue to ride Route 372, this route is unchanged.
To Bellevue
  • For peak travel times, continue to ride Route 342, this route is unchanged.
  • Continue to ride Route 372 or Sound Transit Route 522 to Bothell and transfer to Sound Transit Route 535, these routes are unchanged.
To Kirkland
  • Ride NEW Route 225 to Juanita and transfer to NEW Route 230 or 231.
To Overlake
  • Ride NEW Route 225.
To Bothell
  • Continue to ride Route 372 or Sound Transit Route 522, these routes are unchanged.

Downtown Bothell, UW Bothell and Cascadia College

Take a look at some sample trips from or your neighborhood or a central location to popular destinations to get a preview of the changes.

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • Continue to ride Route 312 or Sound Transit Route 522, these routes are unchanged.
To the University District
  • Continue to ride Route 372, this route is unchanged.
To Bellevue
  • Continue to ride Sound Transit Route 535, this route is unchanged.
To Downtown Kirkland
  • Ride NEW Route 230.
To Woodinville
  • Continue to ride Sound Transit Route 522, this route is unchanged.
  • From UW Bothell or Cascadia College, continue to ride Sound Transit Route 522 or DART Route 931, these routes are unchanged.
To Overlake
  • Ride Sound Transit Route 535 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to NEW Route 225.
To Redmond
  • Ride Sound Transit Route 535 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to DART Route 930 with added midday and evening service extended to 7:00 PM.
  • Ride NEW Route 239 and transfer to NEW Route 250.

North Creek

Destination Travel options
To North Seattle or Downtown Seattle
  • Ride NEW Route 230 to UW Bothell/Cascadia College and transfer to Route 372 or Sound Transit Route 522.
To Bellevue or Snohomish County
  • Ride Sound Transit Route 535 to UW Bothell/Cascadia College and transfer to NEW Route 230.
To Downtown Kirkland or Juanita
  • Ride NEW Route 230.
To Redmond
  • For peak travel times, continue to ride DART Route 931, this route is unchanged.
  • Ride NEW Route 230 to Kirkland Transit Center and transfer to NEW Route 250.

Downtown Woodinville

Take a look at some sample trips from or your neighborhood or a central location to popular destinations to get a preview of the changes.

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • Continue to ride Route 311 or Sound Transit Route 522, these routes are unchanged.
To Bellevue
  • For peak travel times, continue to ride Route 237 direct to Bellevue, or Route 311 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to Sound Transit Route 532 or 535, these routes are unchanged.
  • Continue to ride Sound Transit Route 522 to Bothell Park & Ride to Sound Transit Route 535, these routes are unchanged.
To Redmond
  • For peak travel times, continue to ride DART Route 931, this route is unchanged.
  • Ride NEW Route 231 to Kirkland Transit Center and transfer to NEW Route 250.
To Kirkland
  • Ride NEW Route 231.
To Totem Lake
  • For peak travel times, continue to ride Route 237 or 311, these routes are unchanged.
  • Ride NEW Route 231 to Brickyard Park & Ride and transfer to Sound Transit Route 535.
To Overlake
  • Ride NEW Route 231 to 100th Ave NE and transfer to NEW Route 225.

Downtown Redmond

Take a look at some sample trips from or your neighborhood or a central location to popular destinations to get a preview of the changes.

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • Continue to ride Sound Transit Route 545, this route is unchanged.
To Downtown Kirkland
  • Ride NEW Route 250.
To the University District
  • Continue to ride Sound Transit Route 542, this route is unchanged.
To Bellevue
  • Continue to ride Rapid Ride B Line, this route is unchanged.
  • From Overlake to downtown Bellevue, ride Rapid Ride B Line or ride Route 249 and transfer to NEW Route 250.
To Totem Lake
  • Continue to ride DART Route 930 with added midday service and evening service extended to 7:00 PM.
To Overlake
  • Continue to ride Sound Transit Route 542 or 545, these routes are unchanged.

Willows Road Corridor

Willows Road will continue to be served by DART Route 930 with added midday service and evening service extended to 7:00 PM.

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle, Overlake or East Bellevue
  • Ride DART Route 930 to Redmond Transit Center and transfer to Sound Transit Route 545.
To Bellevue or Bothell
  • Ride DART Route 930 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to Sound Transit Route 532 or 535.
To Kenmore
  • Ride DART Route 930 to Totem Lake Transit Center and transfer to NEW Route 225.

Overlake

Destination Travel options
To Downtown Seattle
  • Continue to ride Sound Transit Route 545, this route is unchanged.
To University District
  • Continue to ride Sound Transit Route 542, this route is unchanged.
  • For peak travel times, continue to ride Sound Transit Route 541 (departures at 7:37 AM, 7:52 AM, 8:08 AM, 8:22 AM).
To South Lake Union
  • Ride NEW Sound Transit Route 544.
To Kirkland
  • Continue to ride Route 245, this route is unchanged.
To Kenmore or Totem Lake
  • Ride NEW Route 225.

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