Providing a broad range of public transportation services across King County
Metro operates about 220 bus and trolley routes that provided 115.4 million passenger trips in 2012. RapidRide bus rapid transit is a growing part of Metro service; six RapidRide lines will be in place by spring 2014.
Other services include dial-a-ride-transit (DART) and door-to-door Access van service for people with disabilities who can't use regular buses.
Metro operates the nation's largest publicly owned commuter vanpool program, with nearly 1,300 vans that delivered more than 3.5 million passenger trips in 2012. Metro hosts a regional ridematch system.
Altogether, Metro's fixed-route, DART, Access and vanpool services delivered 119.9 million passenger trips in 2012.
Metro is one of seven public transportation agencies in the regional fare payment system, ORCA cards. The ORCA card gives customers the benefits of fast, easy fare payment and seamless regional travel.
Metro maintains 130 park-and-ride lots used by almost 20,000 commuters daily.
The Metro fleet has about 1,480 vehicles — including both diesel and hybrid diesel-electric buses and electric trolleys. All Metro coaches have wheelchair lifts and bicycle racks.
Metro offers services to employers of all sizes, including bus pass and commute-trip-reduction programs.
Metro is committed to sustainable operations that pollute less and consume less fossil fuels. Metro has been a leader in using cleaner fuels, developing hybrid articulated buses, and adopting green operations and maintenance practices.
Title VI Compliance
King County assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not. Please refer to King County's Title VI Policy to learn more about King County's compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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