King County Metro's Custom Bus Program expands mobility options and extends the reach of transit to areas and institutions not served (or not well-served) by regular bus service. Custom Bus is an express bus service designed to meet the specific needs of schools, groups and employers who subscribe to the service. It is a fixed-route service with stops and schedules tailored to the travel times and patterns of the institutions.
Custom Bus is open to the public and makes stops along defined routes.
About fares and the route
Fares are integrated into the Regional ORCA System and to comply with the King County Council's cost recovery mandate, fares are established to deliver a higher recovery rate than regular bus fares. Custom bus fare variations are set based on the distance traveled and the time required to operate the specific routes. The service allows for a cost-sharing arrangement between employees and their employers and among employers or nearby schools and their students.