A new bus service, connecting Duvall and Monroe via a 90-minute loop route begins operation on Wednesday Aug. 1. The service will begin with little fanfare, and represents an unprecedented collaboration between city and county governments, human service agencies and transportation providers.
The Duvall-Monroe Shuttle will bridge a longstanding political divide between the communities, less than 10 miles apart on S.R. 203, but separated by the King-Snohomish County line. The journey between the two communities can take more than four hours, three transfers and almost $10 by current public transportation options, but starting Aug. 1 the direct trip will take less than an hour, at a cost of a $1 suggested donation.