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New bus route connects Duvall to Monroe

  • Written by Valley View Staff
The clinics, shops and businesses of Monroe are only 15 minutes away for Duvall residents who drive. For patients and shoppers who rely on public transportation, however, it takes more than four hours, $10 and three or more transfers on two or three different transit systems to get there.
 
The recently formed Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Coalition will soon offer valley residents a better alternative to travel to and from Monroe. Starting Aug. 1, the Duvall-Monroe Shuttle bus will drive a loop route from Duvall to Monroe with several regular stops in Monroe and one in Duvall. The loop will take about 90 minutes to complete and the service will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Depending on the success of the route, it could expand both hours and days of operation in the future.
 
The bus is ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult to ride the bus.
 
Fares for the Duvall-Monroe Shuttle are a $1 suggested donation per rider.
 
Riders arriving in Duvall can then use the Valley Shuttle, operated by Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) to get to other destinations in the valley.
 
The Duvall-Monroe Shuttle is one of the first projects of the Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Coalition, a joint venture of Hopelink, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, Easterseals, King County Metro Transit’s Community Access Transportation program, the Snoqualmie Tribe and the valley cities of Monroe, Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie and North Bend. The coalition, funded by an Easterseals grant, formed in the fall of 2017 to improve public transportation options in the Snoqualmie Valley.

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