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Metro and the City of Kent are working to bring new transportation services to the city’s growing communities.

In June through September 2018, we asked people who work in the Kent Valley to help us identify local transportation needs that might be filled through our Community Connections program.

We used the feedback we received to develop three new transportation options for the Kent Valley. Based on your feedback, King County Metro and the City of Kent agreed to move forward with the implementation of all three solution concepts.

Three transportation options

Why the Kent Valley?

The Kent Valley is the fourth-largest center for manufacturing and distribution in the U.S. Many of its workers have schedules that don’t allow them to use current bus service. Also, the terrain and pedestrian environment in the valley present challenges that make it difficult for the area’s diverse and growing workforce to get to or from their jobs.

Have a say

Community involvement

Metro has formed a stakeholder working group for this project. Its members included representatives of local employers and local human service and community organizations that serve Kent’s diverse population, as well as a member of Kent’s Cultural Communities Board.

The working group is helped us increase community awareness and involvement in this project, identify transportation needs and gaps in Kent’s industrial valley, and inform the development of mobility solutions to meet the community’s transportation needs.

Contact us

Ryan Miller
Transportation Planner
Send Ryan an email
or call 206-477-5044

About Community Connections

Community Connections outreach is part of Metro’s Mobility Division. Metro is committed to becoming a mobility agency that both provides public transportation and integrates new travel options. By becoming a mobility agency Metro is positioned to fulfill our mission: Provide the best possible public transportation services and improve regional mobility and quality of life in King County. Community Connections outreach contributes to this vision by identifying and implementing new and innovative mobility solutions that complement public transit in King County.


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