Get In The Know: Current Projects
Restructuring transit service in Renton
The new RapidRide F Line is scheduled to begin service in June 2014 between Renton and Burien, replacing Route 140. In order to make the transit system more efficient, Metro is proposing to change other bus routes in Renton at the same time.
The F Line will connect Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton (view map – 427KB PDF) with frequent service seven days a week. It will come every 10 minutes during peak commute hours, and will run later into the evening—and more frequently on weekends—than existing Route 140.
After taking into account feedback received from the public last fall and in early 2013, Metro has recommended changes to routes 110, 140, 155, and 909 to the King County Council. These changes will serve the most riders and improve the efficiency of the transit system in Renton. Reorganizing some routes allows us to invest resources in areas with higher ridership demand and high potential for growth – and make better use of taxpayer resources.
Stay informed about this process by reading Renton Restructure posts on our blog.
Replace Route 110 with service on the new RapidRide F Line
In two phases of public outreach, Metro asked riders how they would feel about the potential deletion of Route 110, which would be offset by extending the RapidRide F Line to The Landing. A strong majority said they liked or could accept this change, which would reduce duplication and allow Metro to provide service on the F Line that better meets the needs of more riders. So Metro is now recommending that this change be made when we launch the RapidRide F Line in June 2014.
The F Line will provide all-day, two-way service on a path similar to that of Route 110 between the Sounder Tukwila Station and the Renton Transit Center. The F Line will offer service every 10 minutes during peak hours, keeping wait times short at the Tukwila Sounder Station. The F Line’s articulated 60-foot buses will hold more riders, and travel times for most riders should be similar to what they have now on Route 110.
Since the start of the F Line has been delayed, Metro is recommending that Route 140 be extended to The Landing starting in September 2013. Since some parts of Route 140 are not the same as Route 110, Route 110 would not be discontinued until June 2014, when F Line service begins.
The main part of current Route 110 that would not be served by the F Line is along Park Avenue N. Riders traveling to and from this area would be able to transfer to routes 240, 342, 560, and 566 at the Renton Transit Center, or they could walk from nearby F Line stops. Vanpools are another option for connecting from the Sounder Tukwila Station and Renton Transit Center to businesses along Park Avenue N.
This change would allow us to distribute service more effectively by reinvesting resources from a peak-hour-only route (current Route 110) into all-day service with higher ridership (the F Line).
Convert Route 155 to DART (a combination of fixed-route and dial-a-ride) service
In two phases of public engagement, Metro asked riders how they would feel about the potential conversion of Route 155 to a combination of fixed-route and dial-a-ride transit service. A strong majority told us they liked or could accept this change, so Metro is now recommending this change.
DART service offers variable routing in certain areas for customers who call in advance to reserve pick-up and drop-off locations and times. Route 155 would keep its current routing between Fairwood Center (140th Avenue SE/SE 177th Street) and Southcenter, and provide service on request only to the area east of Fairwood Center. Service would be provided with a Metro DART van rather than a standard bus.
Riders would be able to request pick-up within the variable-service area by calling the DART reservation office at least two hours before the requested pick-up time. Pick-up reservations can be made for 30 days at a time, up to 30 days in advance, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Eastbound passengers could also ask their drivers to continue beyond Fairwood Center to let them off if they are traveling to a destination in the variable-service area.
This change would allow us to use resources more effectively by matching service to demand.
Changes to Route 909
Metro is proposing to change Route 909 to operate further east on NE 7th Street to Monroe Avenue NE, NE 10th Street, and Sunset Boulevard NE, in order to provide better access to the Renton Housing Authority office and Renton Technical College.
Metro is working with the City of Renton and other regional partners to identify a source for long-term sustainable funding to provide more transit service. In the short term, we’re working with Renton to secure state Regional Mobility Grant funds to support—at least temporarily—an extension of the F Line to The Landing.
This extension would serve Boeing and Kenworth/Paccar as well as The Landing, a 46-acre urban village with more than 800 housing units and more than 50 stores. This area is home to more than 9,000 jobs, and Boeing is hiring more employees in 2012 and 2013. Residential communities in North Renton and along Lake Washington Boulevard will also benefit from this enhanced service. After four years, we estimate that this north extension of the F Line would serve an additional 1,500 daily rides.
We’ve also taken a comprehensive look at transit service in communities near the F Line for opportunities to make the network more efficient (as defined in our service guidelines and service performance criteria). Based on productivity analysis and route characteristics and usage, we’ve identified routes in these communities that have low ridership, that duplicate other service, or that are inefficient.
Based on these findings, as well as on feedback received from the public during our first phase of outreach last fall, we are proposing changes to three routes in conjunction with the F Line rollout.
- November-December 2012—Metro collects public feedback about first concepts for changing bus service. (Done.)
- January-February 2013—Based on public feedback and continued analysis, Metro proposes route revisions for a second round of public feedback.
- March 2013—Metro uses this second round of public feedback to finalize its recommendation to the King County Council.
- April-May 2013—The King County Council considers Metro’s recommended changes and may provide additional opportunities for public comment.
- September 2013—If approved, Route 140 is extended to serve The Landing, and routes 155 and 909 (DART) are changed.
- June 2014—F Line service is scheduled to begin, and, if approved, Route 110 is discontinued.
Metro sought input on these changes in two phases. The first phase began in mid-November of 2012 and lasted through Dec. 7, 2012. We invited the community to provide feedback on the concepts under consideration via an online survey, by attending an open house, or directly by phone or email.
Metro also reached out directly to transit-dependent populations at local events that were open to the public.
Phase two began on Feb. 1, 2013 and lasted until Feb. 15, 2013. Metro staff members boarded buses to hand out information and surveys to riders of Route 110 and Route 155. They also posted information at stops in areas affected by the proposed changes to all three routes, and solicited feedback from the general public and riders via an online survey.
Read the full public engagement report to learn more about how the public was involved and what they had to say about these changes.
- 更改在倫敦Highlands 區域的909路線，以服務倫敦技術學院和倫敦房屋暑。
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Предполагаемые изменения в работе автобусных маршрутов в Рентоне
Компания Metro предлагает сделать следующие три изменения в работе автобусных мартшрутов в Рентоне:
- Прекратить движение маршрута номер 110.
- Изменить маршрут номер 909 проходящего в районе Renton Highlands так, чтобы он обслуживал районы Технического Колледжа Рентона (Renton Technical College) и Жилищное Управление Рентона (Renton Housing Authority).
- Изменить маршрут номер 155 на маршрут вызова-по-телефону (DART) в районе Fairwood.
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Isbedello loo jeediyay adeegyada basaska Renton
Metro wuxuu soo jeedinayaa inuu sedex isbedel ku sameeyo adeegyada basaska Renton:
- In la joojiyo wadada 110.
- In wax laga bedelo wadada 909 ee marta Renton Highlands si loogu adeego Renton Technical College iyo Renton Housing Authority.
- In wadada 155 laga dhigo adeega “dial-a-ride transit (DART)” oo ka shaqeeya aaga Fairwood.
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Cambios propuestos en el servicio de autobús en Renton
Metro propone hacer tres cambios al servicio de autobuses en Renton:
- Cancelar la Ruta 110.
- Modificar la Ruta 909 en Renton Highlands para servir el Renton Technical College y la Autoridad de Vivienda de Renton.
- Convertir la Ruta 155 al servicio de tránsito dial-a-ride (DART) en el área de Fairwood.
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Những thay đổi được đề xuất cho dịch vụ xe bus ở Renton
Metro đang đề nghị ba sự thay đổi cho dịch vụ xe bus tại Renton:
- Ngưng Tuyến 110.
- Điều Tuyến 909 ở khu Renton Highlands tới để phục vụ cho khu Renton Technical College (trường Cao Đẳng Kỹ Thuật Renton) và Renton Housing Authority (Nha Thẩm Quyền về Nhà Cửa cho dân cư ở Renton).
- Đổi Tuyến 155 thành tuyến dial-a-ride transit - (DART) trong khu vực Fairwood (dịch vụ gọi xin xe chở đi nhà thương, cho cuộc hẹn với bác sĩ, v.v. để cùng đi chung với những người gặp khó khăn khác vì không đi được với các chuyến xe bus thông thường vì nhiều lý do sức khỏe hoặc giới hạn).
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Public hearing on April 30
The King County Council’s Transportation Economy and Environment Committee will take public testimony on these changes:
Open house—3:30 p.m.
King County Council Chambers, 10th Floor
516 Third Avenue, Seattle
Testimony may also be submitted via an online form.