If you live in or near the Skyway neighborhood, King County Metro is seeking feedback on the future of transit in the area. Some of the services Metro is considering in the area include “van services, on-demand programs, greater access to reduced fares, or infrastructure improvements that will make it safer and easier to travel to transit stops,” and is due by Friday, April 9th, 2021.
Aside from Skyway itself, the study area extends north to Rainier Beach Station, and south to Renton Transit Center and south Renton. Any future transit project in the area will very likely involve connections to Rainier Beach Station or Renton Transit Center.
For background, Skyway is served mainly by three routes:
- 106, which runs along Renton Ave and 51st Ave S to Rainier Beach Station (then continuing to International District/Chinatown Station)
- 107, which zigzags north and south of route 106 for coverage, connecting at Rainier Beach Station (then continuing to Beacon Hill Station)
- 101, which runs along Sunset Blvd and MLK Jr Way S serving regular stops, then express to downtown Seattle after S. 129th St
Coverage is decent for the area, with focus mostly being on connecting riders to Rainier Beach Station and Renton Transit Center. Route 106 in particular has frequent service 7 days/week, runs from 5am to after midnight, so this would be a good route for a potential on-demand service to make connections to.