Metro's Demand Area Response Transit (DART)
DART is fixed-route transit service operated in King County under contract with Hopelink, using smaller transit vehicles with the flexibility to perform a limited number of off-route deviations upon request.
In addition to operating fixed routing according to a regular schedule, DART vehicles can also go off route to pick up and drop off passengers within a defined service area. Fully accessible DART vehicles are smaller than regular Metro coaches, are wheelchair lift-equipped and have bicycle racks.
With a few in-city exceptions, DART routes generally operate in suburban communities within King County that have a need for slightly more flexible service due to lower population density, greater distances and fewer public transportation options.
Everyone is welcome on DART service. The fares are the same as those on Metro's regular bus service, including the acceptance of ORCA cards. See more about Fares »
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.
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).
DART Service Areas
Service hours and days vary from route to route. Select a route number below for more information.
- 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