We want to hear from you!
Please help identify which proposed potential solutions will:
- Meet the community-identified mobility needs
- Be successful, well-utilized services that last beyond the test program phase
Do you live in Tukwila? We’d like your help to improve how you get to where you need to go in your community!
King County Metro is exploring innovative mobility solutions for residents and visitors of Tukwila. Metro works with local governments and community partners to develop innovative transportation solutions in areas of King County that don’t have the resources or infrastructure to support regular, bus service. Through this process, King County Metro partnered with the City of Tukwila to bring mobility solutions to the residents of Tukwila. Last winter we asked residents of Tukwila to help us identify local mobility needs that might be filled through our Community Connections program. We used the feedback we received to develop potential solutions our Community Connections program can help provide. We will seek feedback from the public about these concepts in September and October.
Tukwila is connected to the regional transit network. Despite this, residents have limited access because of geographic and physical barriers (like I-5 and I-405).
Many residents live in places that are not within walking distance of transit. Current transit options are indirect or infrequent. Also, the park and rides in Tukwila International Boulevard Station and Interurban Avenue South are nearly full by early morning.
Metro wants to improve transit in Tukwila. We are looking to provide residents and visitors with diverse options. Below are two other programs happening in the area:
In Motion Program
In Motion is an outreach program offering choices to decrease drive alone travel and promoting transit. The program also provides information about Metro's new services in the area.
Metro is expanding its South bus site in Tukwila by expanding the size to make room for 250 more buses. The temporary site opens in 2020 and the final version will be completed by 2025.
Community Connections outreach is part of Metro’s Mobility Division. Metro is committed to becoming a mobility agency that both provides public transportation and combines 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.