Renton-Kent-Auburn Mobility Project
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, flexible services and a new frequent route between Renton, Kent, and Auburn that will be upgraded to the RapidRide I Line in 2023.
Areas: Renton, Kent, Auburn, Algona, and Pacific
Potentially affected routes: 102, 105, 148, 158, 159, 164, 166, 168, 169, 180, 181, 183, 186, 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.
- Add service frequency to routes: 105, 148, 164, 166, 168, 183, 906, 917 and 180 (from Auburn Station to Kent Station)
- Pathway changes to routes: 102, 148, 166, 168, 181, 906, and 915
- Restructuring these routes with new route numbers: 158, 159, 169, 180, 186, 192, 910, 916, and 917
- Delete these routes: 908, 913, and 952
- Considering adding new flexible service in these areas: Renton Highlands, Benson Hill, and Algona/Pacific
Under the recommendations, some existing mobility services would remain unchanged in the Renton, Kent and Auburn areas:
We recruited community members who live, work, and travel within north Renton, Kent, and Auburn to advise Metro about potential service changes and proposals as well as our community outreach process.
Board members attended regular meetings and participated in public meetings and outreach events to hear from the local community. Meetings were open to the public and comment forms were made available.
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 is presenting a proposed network of service changes to the public and will gather feedback through online and on board surveys and at community events.
Metro finalizes a recommendation based on public input and recommendations of the Mobility Board.
King County Council reviews and votes on Metro’s recommendation.
Adopted changes to scheduled bus service take effect with Metro's September service change.