New shuttle service connects Des Moines business park to light rail
A new shuttle service connecting a bustling business park in Des Moines to Sound Transit's Angle Lake light rail station was commemorated with an official ribbon cutting on Jan. 30. Metro will not be charging fares on the shuttle until Feb 12 as part of a promotional period.
The event, attended by local dignitaries including King County Executive Dow Constantine, highlighted the fact that the Des Moines Creek Business Park is home to several major employers including the Federal Aviation Administration's regional headquarters. The service will enable 1600 of their employees to now more easily connect to light rail service.
The new shuttle service is one of eight Community Connections projects initiated last year. Metro worked with the City of Des Moines to develop the transit service to accommodate the expected 2600 new workers in the next few years.
The shuttle operates every 15 minutes Monday through Friday from 5:15 to 9:15 a.m. and from 2:15 to 7:15 p.m.
It is the first of three projects under the Des Moines Community Connections program led by Metro. The other two are scheduled to launch later this year.