After a round of public feedback, Metro has dialed back some of the changes originally proposed for Renton with the introduction of RapidRide F. You can read a thorough summary of the modifications and public feedback over at the Metro Future Blog, but here’s the brief version:
- The deletion of Route 110, a Sounder shuttle which mostly duplicates RapidRide F, will go ahead.
- The conversion of Route 155 to DART, and a minor change to DART 909, will proceed as planned.
- The proposed deletion of underperforming DART 908, and the rearrangement of the tail of Route 105, won’t proceed. This was due public concerns and considerations which “point to a need for [Metro] to maintain bus service in a community with a higher level of transit dependency.”
I don’t have strong opinions about these modifications, as I don’t know the area particularly well, but if you do, you can take this survey or email Metro at HaveASay@kingcounty.gov. The deadline for comments February 15th.