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Routes 185 & 186

Proposed Routes 185 & 186.

Why make changes?
  • Reduce service duplication: Routes 185 and 186 duplicate other fixed routes.
  • Improve service convenience and reliability: Routes 185 and 186 are one-way loop routes that require out-of-direction travel for many riders and have difficulty staying on schedule.

Proposed changes

  • Replace the Route 185 fixed routing: Metro would provide scheduled Dial-A-Ride (DART) transit service in northeast Auburn.
  • Revise Route 186 to operate a more direct routing: Metro would provide DART service in several south Auburn neighborhoods.

Frequency and hours of service

  • Route 185 serving northeast Auburn would operate every 60 minutes weekdays and Saturdays between approximately 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Route 186 serving southeast Auburn would operate every 60 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays between approximately 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


  • The new DART option would increase service flexibility, as vans would operate on a regular route but also could pick up or drop off riders at other locations on request.
  • Shorter and more direct routings would reduce travel time and make service more reliable.


  • Access to DART service may require an advance call to arrange for a pick-up.
  • A limited number of DART requests can be accommodated on any single trip.
Jan. 6, 2006