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Metro Connects

The Service Network

Community collaborations Metro has collaborated with communities in several areas. To improve connections to transit in southeast Seattle and Tukwila, Metro worked with Sound Transit, local jurisdictions, and community groups to implement and evaluate a feeder-to-fixed route (also known as firstlast mile) service, improving access to buses and light rail for communities in need of improved service. Metro also launched flexible, app-enabled, on-demand services in the Juanita area. These services coordinated with updates to the bus service network in northeast King County. Another example is Community Van programs where in partnership with local jurisdictions and community groups, volunteer drivers are provided, and the vans bring together people who take trips in common to places like farmers markets or grocery stores. Metro also is launching a new feeder-to-fixe-route pilot in Kent. It will address the specific needs of workers in the Kent industrial valley and will test new ways to integrate ondemand and fixed-route transit services.

For more information For additional discussion of innovation and technology, see the Innovation, Modernization, and Technology section. For a full description of Metro’s current service types, see Technical Report B. Metro Connects – Service Network.

King County Metro Long Range Plan