DART Route 901

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DART Information Effective Sept. 26, 2015 thru Mar. 25, 2016 Effective Sept. 26, 2015 thru Mar. 25, 2016 Effective Sept. 26, 2015 thru Mar. 25, 2016 Effective Sept. 26, 2015 thru Mar. 25, 2016

About This Route

Federal Way Demand Area Response Transit (DART) offers two transportation services: fixed and (limited) variable routing. Route 901 and Route 903 provide DART service in north portions and south portions of the Federal Way area (see map).

The cost for this service is the same as a peak one-zone fare on a Metro bus. Ask the driver for a transfer to use on any of Metro's regular bus routes.

Scheduled Service/Fixed Routing

DART vans provide service at Metro bus stops along Route 901 and Route 903. Every trip passes through the Federal Way Transit Center and continues on to the next route. For example, Route 901 always becomes Route 903 at the transit center and vice versa. At the Federal Way Transit Center, you can transfer to other routes.

Reservations/Variable Routing

You can request off-route trips within the designated DART service area by calling the DART reservation office.  Trip requests must be made at least two hours before you wish to be picked up.  You can make reservations for up to 30 days at a time, and up to 30 days in advance.  Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservation requests for route deviations can be made by calling toll-free 1-866-261-DART (3278) (voice) or 1-800-246-1646 (TTY) during the following hours:

  • Monday through Friday:  5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Sundays and Holidays:  9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Go to the Hopelink website

You can also make your reservation online directly through Hopelink's web site.

Only a limited number of off-route deviations can be made on any given trip. DART vehicles can deviate from their fixed routes to serve other locations within the service area, but they cannot necessarily provide door-to-door service due to safety and other operational considerations, such as narrow streets, cul-de-sacs, etc. You may be requested to board or exit DART service at a location a block or more from your home or destination.

Estimated pick-up and drop-off times will be provided at the time you call. Please be waiting at the designated boarding location at the scheduled reservation time.

For information about regular transit service and other transit options, visit the Metro Online website, call  Metro's Customer Information line at 206-553-3000—or the 711 relay for hearing-impaired customers—or use Metro's Trip Planner (desktop/mobile version or iPhone/Android apps).

General Information

DART van

Metro's Demand Area Response Transit (DART) offers variable routing in some areas within King County. By using vans that can go off regular routes to pick up and drop off passengers within a defined service area, DART service may allow you to arrange for transit service closer to a location. DART does not go door-to-door. It operates on a fixed schedule, but one that has more flexibility than regular Metro Transit buses.

DART Service Areas

  • West Seattle: 773, 775
  • Federal Way: 901, 903
  • Fairwood, Valley, Medical Center, Southcenter: 906
  • Enumclaw, Black Diamond, Maple Valley, Renton: 907
  • Renton Highlands, Lake Kathleen: 908
  • North Auburn, Supermall: 910
  • Kent, NW Kent: 913
  • Kent East Hill: 914, 916
  • Auburn, Enumclaw: 915
  • Algona-Pacific: 917
  • Redmond, Kingsgate: 930
  • Bothell, Woodinville, Redmond: 931