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Help Metro redesign SE King County transit service

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King County Metro Transit is calling on Southeast King County residents to help develop customized transit options to meet the specific needs of riders from Enumclaw to Renton.

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King County Metro Transit is calling on Southeast King County residents to help develop customized transit options to meet the specific needs of riders from Enumclaw to Renton. 

Southeast King County is one of several areas targeted for Metro’s expanded Alternative Services Program. Through this program, Metro works collaboratively with local governments, community groups and riders to identify transit services that are cost effective and offer improved choices. Those services might include options such as customizable shuttles or vans, community transportation hubs or flexible ridesharing options.

Southeast King County residents have already had an opportunity to share their thoughts by participating in an online survey. Metro will report back on what you said and present service alternative concepts at two upcoming meetings held:

Tuesday May 26, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
William C. Warren Building
405 E Street NE, Auburn

Thursday May 28, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Greater Maple Valley Community Center
22010 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley

During these meetings, Metro will collect another round of feedback. We also invite you to continue to participate online by taking a second survey focusing on potential service options. We’ll then report back this summer on alternatives which could be put in place later this year or next year.

Metro is particularly interested in two key transit corridors. The area between Renton and Enumclaw is currently served by routes 143 and 907. Route 143 provides weekday peak commuter service between Black Diamond and Seattle via Renton, while Route 907 operates during the midday between Enumclaw and Renton. Metro wants to know if there are alternatives that might better meet the needs of these communities and the cities of Maple Valley and Black Diamond.

The second corridor between Enumclaw and Auburn is served by the routes 186 and Route 915. The Route 186 offers peak commuter service and Route 915 provides midday/Saturday service. While these routes are popular, there may be opportunities to serve even more riders in this area.

To learn more about Metro’s alternative services plan and upcoming meetings, visit our website or call 206-477-3835.