Transportation Survey Seeks Input on Community Shuttle Route 628

Take the survey online through December 7

Through a new transportation survey of people who live, work or go to school in Snoqualmie, Issaquah or North Bend, the City of Snoqualmie and King County Metro Transit are evaluating awareness of Community Shuttle Route 628 to better meet the community’s needs.

shuttle-blueskyKing County Metro Transit Route 628 operates every 30 minutes during peak morning and late afternoon commuting hours between North Bend, Snoqualmie, and the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride. The transportation survey seeks information from local residents about their commuting times and area destinations, even if residents don’t currently use Route 628.

Residents can take the survey online through December 7. More info about Route 628 is available at the King County Metro Transit website.

Survey: Help Metro learn about transit gaps since Route 331 service was reduced

1016auroravillagetc001-2In September 2014, Metro reduced evening and night service on Route 331, which connects Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, and the Shoreline Community College campus. Now our Alternative Services Demonstration Program is working with the communities of Lake Forest Park and Shoreline and with Shoreline Community College to identify transit service gaps that might have been created by this reduction.

Do you live, work, or go to school in Shoreline or Lake Forest Park? Tell us about how you use or would like to use public transportation to get around.

UPDATE: New transit concepts for Kirkland and south Kenmore – Tell us what you think by Oct. 12

asd-kkEditor’s Note: This post was updated on Oct. 4, 2016, to extend the deadline for comment on alternative service concepts for Kirkland and South Kenmore to Oct. 12.

Last spring, Metro’s Alternative Services program began working with the communities of Kirkland and south Kenmore to identify transit gaps created in September 2014 when Metro deleted two routes that served these areas. A stakeholder working group helped us prioritize transportation needs that might be met by innovative, custom mobility services.

Here are some options we’re presenting to Kirkland and south Kenmore for consideration:

  • Community van: Metro provides vans for local prescheduled group trips that are arranged by a Community Transportation Coordinator and driven by volunteer drivers.
  • SchoolPool is a free and secure ridematch program that connects parents of children attending the same school who want to carpool, bike, or walk together.
  • TripPool is a “first-mile connection” for commuters. It provides real-time ridesharing that connects members—both drivers and riders—to transit.

Now we’d like to hear from people who live, work, go to school, and play in Kirkland and south Kenmore. Will these ideas meet your community’s transportation needs? Would you be interested in trying them?

Questions? Contact DeAnna Martin, 206-477-3835

King County Council to consider changing DART routes 907 and 915

Proposed change to Route 907: shorten route to operate between Renton and Black Diamond, increase service so bus comes every 60 minutes. Proposed change to Route 915: extend to South Enumclaw to cover Enumclaw portion of discontinued Route 907. No “one size fits all” approach to transit can meet every community’s needs. So we’re working with communities in southeast King County to find transportation options that will better meet the needs of residents and riders than regular bus service.

In April 2015, we asked for feedback about how people use transit service, what barriers they face, and how local service could be improved. Then we worked with local partners to design some alternative service concepts to address some of the needs people told us about. We heard public feedback about these concepts in May 2015, and used that feedback to finalize a set of proposals we’re moving forward with. Learn more on Metro’s website.

The King County Council is currently considering some of these proposals involving changes to routes 907 and 915, which the public helped us design.

  • Route 907 would be shortened to run only between the Renton Transit Center and Black Diamond.
  • Route 907 would have increased service, with buses coming every hour.
  • The current Route 907 DART deviation area in Renton would be removed.
  • Route 915 would be extended from Griffin Avenue and Wells Street to McDougal Avenue (to serve the Enumclaw part of current Route 907).

If these changes are adopted, they will be made in March 2017. Related changes would include the following:

  • A demand-response service connection between Black Diamond and Enumclaw (expected to begin service in the first quarter of 2017).
  • A campaign to distribute ORCA fare cards and educate Route 907 riders to help Enumclaw residents make use of transfers between Metro and Sound Transit service in Auburn and the new demand-response service between Enumclaw and Black Diamond. (This would take place before the March 2017 service change.)

Stay tuned for additional services in 2017:

  • We’re developing an emergency-ride-home program. If riders miss their connecting routes in Renton or Auburn during evenings or weekends when fixed-route service is not available, this service would provide the last leg of the trip to get them home. The service could be provided by taxis or by transportation network companies such as Uber or Lyft. Riders would have to preregister for the program.
  • We’re partnering with the cities of Covington, Maple Valley, and Black Diamond to provide connections between and within these communities. Metro will provide a community transportation coordinator and vehicles that the cities would operate. Trips will be determined by the communities served and provided by screened, volunteer drivers.
  • We’re promoting Metro VanPool, VanShare, and TripPool. We’re working with local partners to increase ride sharing with new outreach, education, and incentives, and partnering with interested cities to develop specific program approaches to meet community needs.

Visit the King County Council’s Transportation Environment and Economy Committee website for more information about how to participate as the current legislation makes its way through the council approval process.

Route 628 schedule change to offer later weekday morning trip beginning Sept. 28

King County Metro Transit riders looking for a later morning ride will be able to take advantage of a new 8:25 a.m. weekday trip on Route 628 from the North Bend Premium Outlet mall to Issaquah Highlands beginning September 28. The underused 4:54 a.m. trip from North Bend has been eliminated to make the new later trip possible. The change was made in response to customer feedback.

Route 628 operates 24 daily trips between North Bend and Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride on weekdays during morning and evening peak commute periods, making stops in the City of Snoqualmie. Route 628 was created earlier this year as part of Metro’s Alternative Services Program.

Route 628 is made possible through a partnership between King County Metro and the City of Snoqualmie. The Cities of North Bend and Issaquah are also key stakeholders in making this service possible. Route 628 is operated by Hopelink, a local non-profit organization.

Learn more about service improvements coming as part of Metro’s September service change by visiting our website.

Burien, Mercer Island shuttles debut June 8 to connect key places in communities

New Burien shuttle freshly wrapped and ready for riders – keep an eye out. Service begins June 8.

New Burien shuttle freshly wrapped and ready for riders – keep an eye out. Service begins June 8.

Burien and Mercer Island residents are eager to welcome new transit service June 8, when Metro launches community shuttles to connect riders with popular destinations via direct service.

The shuttles will operate as two-year demonstrations as part of Metro’s Alternative Services program.

Burien shuttle
Burien residents will be able to board the new Route 631, restoring weekday service previously provided by Route 139. Route 631 will connect Gregory Heights and Seahurst to critical places like the city’s downtown area, Burien Transit Center and Highline Medical Center. It also will offer flexible service in the Gregory Heights neighborhood.

Route 631 is the outcome of community input and a partnership between the city of Burien and Metro. Hopelink will operate the shuttle under contract.

During an outreach period early in 2015, the city and Metro heard from area residents about their transportation needs and how improved services would affect their lives. Over 50 residents attended a community meeting and nearly 200 answered a survey. Residents favored a predictable, scheduled service to get to medical appointments, downtown services and the transit center.

“I’m going to sleep better tonight knowing I’ll have this transportation,” one resident said after a sneak peek of the new vehicle earlier this month. Several others shared that they were impressed with the size of the van and the ease of getting on and off. Route 631 adds a feature that former Route 139 lacked: a flexible area where riders can reserve a pick-up or drop off beyond the route.

Mercer Island shuttle
On Mercer Island, a new peak-hour community shuttle, Route 630, will provide flexible service in east Mercer Island and trips to First Hill and downtown Seattle. The service is jointly funded by Metro and the cities of Mercer Island and Seattle through the regional partnership program created by Seattle’s Proposition 1. Hopelink will operate the shuttle under contract.

Some commuter transit service was eliminated last year because of low ridership numbers. Metro worked with both Seattle and Mercer Island to expand commute options and reduce the number of drive-alone trips on already-clogged highways and city streets.

Another new service will be debuting for Mercer Island riders traveling to the park-and-ride called “TripPool.” Through a free app, users can ask for a ride in a volunteer-driven community van and get picked up at home and dropped-off at the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride, where the new Route 630 shuttle awaits, as well as existing service on Metro routes 201, 204, 216, 981, 989, and Sound Transit routes 550, 554.

About the new Burien Community Shuttle – Route 631

  • The shuttle will operate every 30 minutes Monday through Friday from about 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The route forms a one-way clockwise loop with marked stops from the Burien Transit Center to Highline Medical Center, along SW 160th Street and 21st Avenue SW and SW 152nd Street.
  • The new route will provide a midday complement to peak Route 123 between the Gregory Heights and Lake Burien areas and downtown Seattle.
  • From the Burien Transit Center, riders can connect to seven all-day routes and three peak-period express routes to destinations such as downtown Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport, Highline College, Southcenter, Renton and downtown Bellevue.
  • ADA-eligible riders can also use Access and riders 55+ or disabled can use Hyde Shuttle.
  • Riders in the Gregory Heights neighborhood will additionally be able to take advantage of both scheduled marked stops as well as a new flexible service allowing them to call ahead to request a pick-up or drop-off.
  • Standard peak and off-peak fares will be charged, accepted in cash or ORCA card.
  • The shuttle will use a new 19-seat, “low-floor” vehicle, which speeds boarding when using a lift. The vehicles can accommodate up to two wheelchairs and space for two bicycles.

About the new Mercer Island Community Shuttle Metro – Route 630

  • The Route 630 will operate five morning and afternoon trips between Mercer Island and downtown Seattle Monday through Friday.
  • 30-minute service will be offered weekdays between 6:15 to 8:15 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m.
  • The shuttle will use a new 19-seat, “low-floor” vehicle, which speeds boarding when using a lift. The vehicles can accommodate up to two wheelchairs and space for two bicycles.
  • Riders will be able to plan their trip using Metro’s online Trip Planner and track location status in real time.
  • In addition to scheduled service, flexible service will be offered in the Shorewood neighborhood. Riders can call ahead for a ride off the route.
  • Standard peak and off-peak fares will be charged, accepted in cash or ORCA card.

Explore Metro’s neighborhood pages to learn more about other transit services in and around Mercer Island.

New shuttle set to begin serving Snoqualmie Valley

Starting Feb. 16, new Route 628 will provide commuters with shuttle service between North Bend and the Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride. This service, part of Metro’s expanded alternative services program, was developed through a partnership with the cities of Snoqualmie, North Bend, and Issaquah and with Snoqualmie Valley Transportation.

A map and schedule for the new route are available now on Metro’s website, and riders can sign up for service alerts – just submit your email address or phone number, then check the box for Route 628.

Route 628 will…

  • Run during commute periods only: 5-8 a.m. and 5-9 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Run westbound in the morning, from North Bend, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Ridge, and Issaquah Highlands (including the flexible service area in Issaquah Highlands); then become an express route on Interstate 90 from Issaquah Highlands to North Bend.
  • Run eastbound in the afternoon, from the Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride and flexible service area to Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, and North Bend; then become an express route on Interstate 90 from North Bend to Issaquah Highlands.
  • Cost the same as regular Metro bus service (weekday peak/off-peak fares, according to the time of boarding).
  • Come every 30 minutes during peak periods.
  • Serve riders in the Issaquah Highlands flexible service area who call ahead (855-233-6043) to schedule off-route pickups.

Maybe we’ll see you on board!

Metro and Burien plan Route 139 replacement shuttle, seek public comments

Last September, Route 139 in Burien was one of several routes Metro deleted because of insufficient funding and low ridership. Metro and the City of Burien are now working together on an alternative service to replace the parts of Route 139 that were used the most.

We’re considering two possible routes for the shuttle. Both would serve Seahurst, downtown Burien and the Burien Transit Center, Highline Medical Center, and Gregory Heights. Both would use a combination of scheduled service along a marked route plus a flexible service area where riders can call in advance to request a pickup. There are differences in travel times, how often the shuttle would run, and how service would operate in Gregory Heights.

Tell us what you think by Feb. 5

Both options would…

  • Be an addition to current all-day and peak bus service in Burien.
  • Serve Seahurst, downtown Burien and the Burien Transit Center, Highline Medical Center, and Gregory Heights (note that Gregory Heights would be served differently in the two options).
  • Provide scheduled service along a route with marked stops.
  • Also have a flexible service area where riders can call ahead for a pickup or drop-off that’s closer than the regular route (but not door-to-door).
  • Use a transit van that holds 12-15 passengers and has both a wheelchair lift and a rack for two bicycles.
  • Operate weekdays only, about eight hours per day (based on budget). Public feedback will help us decide the exact times of service.
  • Charge standard Metro fares. Transferring riders can use ORCA’s built-in two-hour transfer for all the region’s buses and rail, or a paper transfer to or from other Metro routes.
  • Be integrated into the overall transit system, including Metro’s Trip Planner and real-time apps.

Burien-shuttle-option-1What’s the difference between the two shuttle options? (See maps side by side)

  • Option 1, a two-leg route, would come less often (about every 40 minutes), but riders would have faster, more direct trips to their destinations. See the map (above) for approximate travel times. Gregory Heights riders would call ahead for rides to/from Seahurst.
  • Burien-shuttle-option-2Option 2, aclockwise loop, would come more often (about every 30minutes), but some riders would have longer trips because of the one-way loop. To find the approximate time of a specific trip, add the times listed on the map in the direction of the loop.Gregory Heights riders could either catch the scheduled service shown on the map or call for a ride elsewhere in the flexible service area and then continue on the scheduled loop route.

 

Your feedback will help shape the shuttle service, which we expect to start this June.

>>Learn more about Metro’s Alternative Services.

Metro fall service change coming up Sept. 28

Metro Transit service changing for 55 routes Sept. 28

Metro Transit launches its fall service change beginning Sept. 28, and riders are encouraged to review changes in a published rider alert brochure or on Metro’s website. Details also are outlined below.BusPhoto358

Route 5
On Saturday, one southbound trip to downtown Seattle leaving Shoreline CC at 6:48 pm and one northbound trip to Shoreline CC leaving 4th Ave S & S Jackson St at 8:08 pm will be added.

Route 10
On Saturday, four northbound trips to Capitol Hill leaving Pike St & 4th Ave at 12:30 and 7 am, and 6 and 7 pm, and two southbound trips to downtown Seattle leaving Capitol Hill at 12:12 am, and 5:40 and 6:41 pm will be added.  On Sunday, southbound trips at 12:12, 6:49, 7:49 and 8:49 am, and 10:20 and 11:20 pm, and northbound trips at 12:37, 7:07, 8:07 and 9:07 am, and 10:37 and 11:37 pm will be added.

Routes 16, 66    
For about the next three years, routes 16 and 66 will be rerouted in downtown Seattle due to the Elliott Bay Seawall and SR-99 deep bore tunnel construction projects.
Southbound routes 16 and 66 trips to downtown Seattle will operate regular routing to Madison St & 1st Ave, and then continue on 1st Ave, Cherry St, 2nd Ave Ext S, S Washington St to 5th Ave S & S Jackson St. Neither route will operate on Madison St west of 1st Ave to Colman Dock but, instead, will serve a new bus stop southbound on 1st Ave just south of Marion St. This bus stop is just south of the walkway that provides access to the ferry terminal at Colman Dock.
Since this walkway does not meet ADA guidelines near the ferry terminal, ADA customers should use the elevator, located next to the walkway about one half block west of 1st Ave between Post Ave and Western Ave, to access Marion St, Alaskan Way S and the ferry terminal.
Northbound trips to Northgate will operate via S Jackson St, 1st Ave and Seneca St to 3rd Ave and regular routing. It will serve the bus stops westbound on S Jackson St just east of Occidental Ave S, northbound on 1st Ave at S Jackson St, Yesler Way, Marion St and Seneca St and on Seneca St between 2nd and 3rd avenues. Routes 16 and 66 will no longer operate on Yesler Way between Alaskan Way and 3rd Ave, and on 3rd Ave between Yesler Way and Seneca St.

Route 21
On Saturday, one southbound trip to Westwood Village leaving 3rd Ave & Pike St at 7:30 pm will be added.

Route 22
Route 22 will be extended further west and south in Arbor Heights. It will operate a counter-clockwise loop via SW 100th St, 44th Ave SW, Marine View Dr SW, SW 106th St, 39th Ave SW and 35th Ave SW to SW 106th SW and regular routing to the Alaska Junction. It will no longer operate a clockwise loop via 26th Ave SW, SW 106th St, 35th Ave SW and SW Roxbury St in Shorewood.

The schedule will be adjusted for the added running time of about 7 minutes.

Route 30
On nights and weekends, eastbound Route 30 trips to NE 65th St & Sand Point Way NE will operate via NE 64th St, NE Radford Dr and NE 65th St, serving a new bus stop just east of Sand Point Way NE before continuing to the U-District. It will no longer operate westbound on NE 65th St and southbound on 40th Ave NE.

Route 40
On weekdays, two northbound trips to Northgate leaving 4th Ave S & S Jackson St at 10:30 and 11:30 pm will be added. On Saturday, two northbound trips at 10:15 and 11:15 pm, and on Sunday, two northbound trips at 10:10 and 11:10 pm will also be added.

Route 41
On weekdays, one southbound trip to downtown Seattle leaving Lake City at 9:45 pm and one northbound trip to Lake City leaving International District Station at 10:40 pm will be added.

On Saturday, southbound trips at 7:32 am and 5:50, 6:20, 6:50 and 10:19 pm, and northbound trips at 8:26 am and 6:27, 6:57, 7:27, 7:57 and 10:42 pm will be added. On Sunday, one southbound trip at 8:51 pm and one northbound trip at 9:56 pm will be added.

Route 48
The first northbound Route 48 Express trip to Loyal Heights leaving 15th Ave NE & NE 45th St at 3:18 pm will be converted to a local trip.

On weekdays, one southbound trip to the Mount Baker TC leaving Loyal Heights at 12:10 am will be added. On Saturday, one northbound trip to Loyal Heights leaving the Mount Baker TC at 12:06 and 6:06 am, and one southbound trip at 11:58 pm will be added.

The southbound 6:19 am trip leaving 15th Ave NE & NE 65th St will be revised to leave Loyal Heights at 5:59 am.

On Sunday, three northbound trips at 12:06 and 6:16 am, and 11:16 pm will be added. The northbound trip leaving the Mount Baker TC at 11:31 am will be revised to leave 15 minutes later at 11:46 pm. Two southbound trips at 6:02 am and 11:59 pm will be added and the southbound trip leaving Loyal Heights at 11:38 pm will be revised to leave nine minutes earlier at 11:29 pm.

Route 49
On weekends, the southbound trips to downtown Seattle leaving the U-District at 12:04 am Saturday and 12:05 am Sunday will be revised to leave at 12:20 am both days.

Routes 64/193
Routes 64 and 193 will be revised to operate on Boren Ave, Broadway and Spruce St to 9th Ave and regular routing on Jefferson St. These routes will no longer operate westbound on James St and southbound on 9th Ave, and will not serve the bus stop just north of Jefferson St (near Harborview Medical Center).

Route 66    See Route 16

Route 70    
On Saturdays only, northbound Route 70 trips to the U-District will be rerouted via NE 45th St, 11th Ave NE, and NE 47th St due to the relocation of the U-District Farmers Market to University Way NE between NE 50th St and NE 52nd St. Route 70 will not operate on 15th Ave NE north of NE 45th St, or on NE 50th St and Brooklyn Ave NE.

Southbound trips will operate via NE 45th St to 15th Ave NE and regular routing to downtown Seattle. Route 70 will not operate on NE 52nd St, University Way NE, NE 50th St and 15th Ave NE north of NE 45th St.

Routes 71, 72, 73
On Saturdays only, northbound routes 71, 72 and 73 will be rerouted via 15th Ave NE between NE 50th St and Cowen Pl NE due to the relocation of the U-District Farmers Market to University Way NE between NE 50th St and NE 52nd St. These routes will not operate via University Way NE between NE 50th St and Cowen Pl NE.

Southbound trips will operate via 15th Ave NE and NE 50th St to University Way NE and regular routing to downtown Seattle. These routes will not operate on University Way NE between Cowen Pl NE and NE 50th St.

Route 99
For about the next three years, southbound Route 99 trips to the International District will move from Alaskan Way to 1st Ave due to the Elliott Bay Seawall and SR-99 deep bore tunnel construction projects.

Southbound Route 99 trips to the International District will operate via Elliott Ave, Wall St and 1st Ave to S Jackson St and regular routing. It will serve a new bus stop southbound on Elliot Ave just south of Broad St, and the bus stops on 1st Ave at Wall, Lenora, Union and Marion streets, and Yesler Way.

Also, the route 99 schedule will be revised to coincide with South Sounder train service at King Street Station.

Route 110
Select Route 110 trips have been changed at Tukwila Station to coincide with the revised Sounder train schedule. Revised morning trips are scheduled to arrive at 6:17, 6:47, 7:07, 7:46 and 8:11 am. Revised afternoon trips arrive at 3:17, 3:47, 4:17, 4:55 and 5:47 pm.

Route 120
On weekdays, one northbound trip to downtown Seattle leaving the Burien TC at 10:34 pm and one southbound trip to Burien leaving 3rd Ave & Virginia St at 10:33 and 11:39 pm will be added. On Saturday, four northbound trips at 7:27 am and 5:36, 6:07 and 6:37 pm, and four southbound trips at 9:08 am and 6:38, 7:08 and 10:54 pm will be added. The northbound trip leaving the Burien TC at 7:20 am will be revised to leave 8 minutes earlier at 7:12 am.

On Sunday, a northbound trip at 6:32 am and a southbound trip at 10:54 pm will be added. The northbound trip leaving the Burien TC at 6:11 am will be revised to leave 10 minutes earlier at 6:01 am.

Route 139
The first trip to Gregory Heights leaving the Burien TC at 5:37 am will be discontinued. Riders can board Route 123 leaving at 5:42 am for alternative service to Gregory Heights.

Route 140
In anticipation of the launch of RapidRide “F Line” in June 2014, Route 140 will be extended to Renton Boeing and The Landing. It will operate via Logan Ave N, Park Ave N and Garden Ave N and will no longer serve Bay 8 at the Renton TC. Instead, it will stop at Bay 2 before continuing north to South Lake Washington and at Bay 3 before continuing south to Burien.

Route 152
The northbound trip to downtown Seattle leaving Auburn Station at 7:45 am and the southbound trip to Auburn leaving 5th Ave & Blanchard St at 5:26 pm will be discontinued.

Route 154
Selected Route 154 trips have been changed at Tukwila Station to coincide with the revised Sounder train schedule. Revised morning trips are scheduled to arrive at 6:16 and 7:26 am. Afternoon trips arrive at 3:17, 3:47, 4:17 and 4:57 pm.

Routes 155, DART 906    
Route 155 will be converted to a dial-a-ride (DART) service and renumbered Route 906. During the weekday peak periods, DART Route 906 will operate the same routing as Route 155 including the loop through Fairwood. Off-peak service will operate a fixed routing between Southcenter and Fairwood Center. Past Fairwood Center, DART Route 906 will operate, by request only, through Fairwood during non-peak periods weekdays and on Saturday.

Route 156
With new DART Route 906 replacing Route 155, Route 156 will operate as a stand-alone route between Highline CC and Southcenter. On weekdays and Saturday, Route 156 will operate to and from the bus stop southbound on Andover Park W just south of Baker Blvd.

Route 169
Southbound Route 169 trips to Kent will leave from Bay 8 instead of Bay 2 at the Renton TC.

Route 180
Select Route 180 trips have been changed at Auburn Station to coincide with the revised Sounder train schedule. Northbound morning trips to Burien leaving A St SE & 41st Ave SE at 6:23 and 6:49 am will be revised to leave at 6:21 and 6:41 am, arriving at Auburn Station at 6:40 and 7 am. Afternoon trips to southeast Auburn leaving Auburn Station at 4:04, 5:02, 5:19 and 6:33 pm will leave instead at 4:14, 5:06, 5:26 and 6:43 pm.

Route 186
Selected Route 186 trips have been changed at Auburn Station to coincide with the revised Sounder train schedule. Revised morning trips are scheduled to arrive at Auburn Station at 5:48, 6:37 and 6:57 am. Afternoon trips arrive at 6:49 and 7:15 pm.

Revised morning trips are scheduled to leave Auburn Station at 4:20, 4:50 and 5:28 am, and an afternoon trip leaves at 5:44 pm.

Also, a new westbound trip to Auburn leaving Enumclaw at 7:10 pm will be added. The first morning trip to Enumclaw leaving Auburn at 5:34 am will be discontinued.

Route 187
On weekdays, the southbound trips to Twin Lakes leaving the Federal Way TC at 10:31 and 11:14 pm will be discontinued. The last trip to Twin Lakes will leave the Federal Way TC at 9:32 pm.

Route 193 See also Route 64

Route 208 NEW ROUTE
On weekdays and Saturday, new Route 208 will provide all-day service between North Bend and Issaquah via Snoqualmie Ridge. Route 208 will replace Route 209 on Boalch Ave NW and NW 14th St in North Bend.

Route 209 revised
All Route 209 trips will be converted to Route 208 trips except for three morning trips leaving North Bend at 5:08, 6:10 and 7:30 am and three afternoon trips leaving the Issaquah TC at 4:41, 5:44 and 6:36 pm. Route 209 will no longer operate on Saturdays.

Alternative service between Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend will be provided by the new Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) shuttle.

Route 210
Route 210 trips to downtown Seattle will be revised to serve the Eastgate P&R, Bay 1, in the morning and will no longer serve the bus stop on the westbound on-ramp to I-90 just west of Richards Road. This deviation to the Eastgate P&R will increase travel time by 5–8 minutes.

Eastbound trips to Issaquah will serve the Eastgate Freeway Station, Bay 4, in the afternoon.

Route 211
Route 211 will serve the Eastgate Freeway Stations, westbound at Bay 3 and eastbound at Bay 4, and will no longer stop at bays 1 and 2 at the Eastgate P&R. Also, it will no longer stop at the bus stops westbound on the I-90 on-ramp just west of Richards Road and at the South Bellevue P&R, Bay 2.

These changes will improve travel time by 8-10 minutes in each direction. Service frequency will remain the same and scheduled connections with Sounder commuter trains to and from South King County will continue.

Route 212
Four morning and four afternoon trips will be discontinued. These eight trips will be replaced with the same number of trips on Route 210 so the level of service between the Eastgate P&R and downtown Seattle will remain the same.

Route 214
Two morning and three afternoon trips will be added to offset the loss of Route 215 service at the Issaquah TC. Also, Route 214 service between the Issaquah TC and downtown Issaquah will be reduced to six trips in the morning and six in the afternoon.

Route 215
Route 215 will no longer serve the Issaquah TC in either direction.

Route 216
Route 216 will be revised to operate via Highlands Dr NE and Issaquah Pine Lake Rd NE, serving the Issaquah Highlands P&R. It will no longer operate in North Issaquah between I-90 and the South Sammamish P&R.

Also, eastbound Route 216 trips to the Bear Creek P&R will serve the Eastgate Freeway Station, Bay 4.

Route 218
Five morning and nine afternoon trips will be discontinued and converted to new Route 219 service. In combination with routes 216 and 219, there will be six additional morning and afternoon trips between the Issaquah Highlands P&R and downtown Seattle.

Route 219     NEW ROUTE
New Route 219 provides weekday peak period service between downtown Seattle and Redmond via the Issaquah Highlands P&R. It will operate in the downtown Seattle transit tunnel and follow the same routing as Route 218, but will continue past Issaquah Highlands to serve the South Sammamish P&R and Sammamish.
Westbound trips to downtown Seattle will serve the Eastgate Freeway Station, Bay 3, in the morning only.

Route 221
One northbound trip to Redmond leaving the Eastgate P&R at 7:47 pm and one southbound trip to Eastgate leaving the Redmond TC at 7:47 pm will be discontinued.

Route 224
Route 224 will be revised to operate between Redmond and Duvall only and will serve an expanded portion of Redmond Ridge via NE Cedar Park Crescent and Eastridge Dr NE. Weekday service frequency between Redmond and Duvall will improve to about every 90-minutes.

Route 224 will no longer operate between Duvall, Carnation and Fall City. Alternate service between Duvall and Fall City will be provided by the new Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) Shuttle.

Routes 234, DART 935

Routes 234 and DART 935 will operate via the Kenmore P&R and will no longer serve the Northshore P&R.

Route 246
During the weekday peak periods, service frequency will be reduced from every 30 minutes to every 60 minutes.

Route 249
On weekdays, mid-day service frequency will be reduced from every 30 minutes to every 45 to 60-minutes.

Route 250
Two westbound trips to downtown Seattle leaving the Overlake TC at 5:33 and 6:07 am and two eastbound trips to Overlake leaving downtown Seattle at 3:29 and 6:29 pm will be discontinued.

Route 311
Route 311 will be revised to operate between downtown Seattle and Woodinville only. It will no longer operate between the Woodinville and Duvall park-and-rides. Routes 232 and DART 931 also serve this portion of the route.

Alternate service on this portion of the route is provided by Vanpool and Rideshare services. For more information, call 206-625-4500, or visit RideshareOnline.com.

Route 330
Route 330 service frequency will change to every 60 minutes and will provide an all day service to Shoreline CC when the majority of classes are in session. It will operate to Shoreline CC between about 7 am and 7:05 pm and to Lake City between 7:30 am and 7:45 pm.

Also, an eastbound trip to Shoreline CC leaving Lake City at about 7:27 am is scheduled to arrive at Shorecrest High School before the 7:50 am class start time.

Route 331
Two trips to Shoreline CC leaving the Aurora Village TC at 7:36 and 8:33 am will be revised to leave at 8:01 and 9 am instead.

Route 342
Route 342 trips to Shoreline P&R will no longer serve the northbound Coal Creek Parkway Freeway Station. Route 114 to downtown Seattle will continue to stop here.

Route 358
On Saturday, mid-day service frequency will improve to every 12 minutes. Also, northbound Route 358 trips to Aurora Village will no longer serve the bus stop westbound on S Jackson St just west of 5th Ave S. Instead, the first northbound bus stop will be eastbound on S Main St just west of 2nd Ave Ext S in Pioneer Square.

DART 906    See Route 155

DART 909
To better serve Renton Technical College and the Renton Housing Authority, DART Route 909 will operate via NE 7th St, Monroe Ave NE and NE 10th St between Harrington Ave NE and Sunset Blvd NE. It will no longer operate on Harrington Ave NE between NE 7th St and NE 10th St.

DART 913
Selected  DART Route 913 trips have been changed to coincide with the revised Sounder train schedule. Revised morning trips to Kent Boeing are scheduled to leave Kent Station at 6:10, 7, 7:39 and 8:05 am. Revised morning trips to Kent Station leave Riverside Blvd S & S 212th St at 5:40, 6:31, 8 and 8:26 am.
Revised afternoon trips to Kent Boeing leave Kent Station at 3:14, 3:43, 4:21 and 5:06 pm. Revised afternoon trips to Kent Station leave Riverside Blvd S & S 212th St at 3, 3:30, 3:59, 4:37 and 5:22 pm.

New Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) Shuttle begins

As part of a five-year demonstration project, Metro has contracted with Snoqualmie Valley Transportation to operate a new shuttle service in the Snoqualmie Valley. On weekdays, the shuttle will operate about every 90 minutes on a fixed route between Duvall, Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie and North Bend, and also provide service on request within flexible routing areas in Duvall and North Bend. New Route 208 will serve North Bend and Issaquah weekdays and Saturdays.

The SVT shuttle will operate via NE Big Rock Road, Carnation-Duvall Road NE, Fall City-Carnation Road SE, SE Fall City-Carnation Road, Railroad Ave NE and W North Bend Way, and serve the Snoqualmie Casino and Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. There is no set fare for this service but donations will be requested.

For additional information on transit options in the Snoqualmie Valley, refer to routes 208 (new), 209, 215 and 224 in the Metro Service and Route Revisions section of this brochure.

Changes coming to Snoqualmie Valley transit service

The King County Council has approved Metro’s recommendation to change transit service in the Snoqualmie Valley to better match the area’s needs. Beginning Sept. 28, residents will have access to an expanded network of service that is more effective yet costs less than traditional fixed-route bus service alone. Metro routes 209, 224, and 311 will be revised (follow the links to see what will change for each route), and a new Route 208 and Snoqualmie intra-valley shuttle will be created.SnoqualmieValleyOverviewJuly2013Update

Change highlights

  • New Route 208 will provide all-day and Saturday service to Snoqualmie Ridge.
  • A new Snoqualmie Intra-Valley Shuttle will connect the communities of Duvall, Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, and North Bend. Riders will be asked for donations to use this service.
  • Flexible routing will be available on the new Intra-Valley Shuttle in Duvall and some parts of North Bend (learn more).
  • Route 224 will provide more trips between Duvall and Redmond and expanded service to Redmond Ridge.

Other transportation options
In addition to operating bus service, Metro provides assistance with vanpools and carpools. Learn more about ridesharing on Metro’s website.

Watch for special Rideshare incentives and an updated one-stop Snoqualmie Valley transit web page in September.