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Should Metro discontinue Route 173 serving Federal Way Park-and-Ride, Midway, Boeing Industrial and Federal Center South?

King County Metro Transit wants to hear from you about the proposed discontinuation of Route 173. Metro Transit is proposing to discontinue this route in September 2006 as part of a set of proposed changes to bus service in South King County. The changes would include starting new service, revising existing routes, and shifting under-used service to areas that need more service.

Route 173 currently provides two northbound morning trips and two southbound afternoon trips during weekday peak hours. Ridership on Route 173 has ranged between 40 and 80 boardings per day.

Proposed alternative service on Route 154

If Route 173 is discountinued as proposed in September 2006, its resources would be used to expand service on Route 154. The proposed revision to Route 154 would provide coordinated connections between Sounder commuter rail trains at Tukwila Station and the Boeing Industrial and Federal Center South employment areas currently served by Route 173.

The comment period was over February 8, 2006; however, you may read the questions asked here.

Public Open House Planned

Metro Transit will host a public open house about this proposal:

Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Fellowship Hall
2415 South 320th Street, Federal Way
Metro routes 174, 181, 182, 183, 187, 194, 901, 903, Sound Transit routes 565 and 574, and Pierce Transit routes 402, 500, and 501 serve this site.

To request a sign language interpreter, call 206-684-1154 (voice) or 206-684-1682 (TTY) at least one week before the meeting.


Produced by Community Relations,
King County Department of Transportation
January 2006

Jan. 18, 2006