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King County Metro is working to connect Renton, Kent, Auburn and surrounding areas with frequent and reliable bus service to meet your mobility needs – and we want to hear from you.

Visit the RapidRide I Line’s Online Open House between Jan. 28 and Feb. 20 to help shape our design plans and to learn more –- from service updates and station features to improvement projects.

The I Line will upgrade the current Route 160 between Auburn Station and Renton. Metro currently operates six RapidRide lines across the county that are more reliable and up to 20 percent faster than traditional bus service.

Route 160 is one of the busiest Metro routes in south King County, carrying nearly 4,000 riders each weekday. To improve transit connections, RapidRide I will connect riders to the RapidRide F Line, Sound Transit’s buses, the Sounder train, and other local bus service.

RapidRide is designed to be fast, reliable, and frequent. Buses have three doors for fast loading and unloading for all passengers, including those with mobility challenges.

Other RapidRide benefits

  • Reliable service: RapidRide buses will be more frequent and stay on time more often, with added service at night and on weekends.
  • Bus stop upgrades: RapidRide stations will include better lighting, signs with real-time arrival information, and more seating.
  • Better access: Metro is working with local cities to improve sidewalks, street crossings, and other pathways to bus stations to ensure a safe and convenient experience

We want to hear from the community to help shape the route as we begin to finalize the design. Here are some ways you can get involved:

We look forward to hearing from you, and to improving mobility across South King County.