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
Route 906 provides DART service in portions of Fairwood, Valley Medical Center & Southcenter (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 906. Every trip passes through the Southcenter Mall. At the Southcenter Mall, you can transfer to other routes, including Route 150 to downtown Seattle.
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: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: no service
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: 8:20 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Sundays and Holidays: no service
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 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