DART Information Effective Sept. 27, 2014 thru Feb. 13, 2015
About This Route
Federal Way Dial-a-Ride 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.
You can request customized rides on DART by calling the DART reservation office. You need to make your trip request at least two hours before you want to be picked up, and you can make your reservations for 30 days at a time, up to 30 days in advance. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. DART service is provided during the following hours:
- Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Reservations can be made by calling toll-free 1-866-261-DART(3278) (voice), or 1-800-246-1646 (TTY) during the following hours; leave a message all other times:
- Monday through Friday: 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
- Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- Sundays: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
You can also make your reservation online directly through Hopelink's web site [external link]. Hopelink operates DART under a contract with King County Metro Transit.
A limited number of off-route deviations, only, can be made on any given trip. Vans 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 (narrow streets, cul-de-sacs, etc.). You may be requested to board/deboard 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 curbside at the given pick-up time.
Metro's Dial-a-Ride 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