On-Demand Shuttle Service Launches in Seattle
"King County Metro, Sound Transit and City of Seattle today launched a new on-demand shuttle service called Via to Transit that will make it more convenient to take transit in southeast Seattle and Tukwila," according to an announcement on the King County website.
"The five Link light rail stations where Via to Transit will offer service to and from are Mount Baker, Columbia City, Othello, Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Boulevard. Customers also have the choice to hop on board one of the many bus routes that connect to the Link light rail stations."
"The yearlong pilot project is partly funded by $2.7 million from the voter-approved Seattle Transportation Benefit District. Sound Transit also successfully applied for a Mobility on Demand Sandbox grant from the Federal Transit Administration to test the effectiveness of providing on-demand ride-share connections to transit stations."