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Route 168

Proposed Route 168.

Why make changes?
  • Respond to requests for expanded service coverage: Residents of Covington and the Four Corners area of Maple Valley have requested transit service into Kent.
  • Improve service efficiency and effectiveness: Residents of the Timberlane area have requested two-way service through their neighborhood instead of the existing one-way loop.

Proposed changes

  • Route 168 would be extended to Four Corners: Route 168 would be extended seven days a week from Timberlane to Four Corners in Maple Valley (Kent Kangley Road/Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road).
  • Hours of operation and frequency would not change: Route 168 would continue to operate every 60 minutes with approximately the same hours of operation (weekdays 4:45 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturdays 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sundays 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.).

Advantages

  • Expanded coverage: The extension of Route 168 to Four Corners would provide new service along Kent Kangley Road between 192nd Avenue SE and Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road.
  • Two-way service through Timberlane: Route 168 would provide two-way service through Timberlane, instead of the existing one-way loop that requires some riders to wait and transfer.

Disadvantages

  • Competition with other needs: Because new resources would be needed to extend Route 168 to Four Corners, the change would compete for resources needed to make improvements on other Auburn and Kent bus routes.
Jan. 6, 2006