Long-Range Public Transportation Plan

Metro Connects: A long-range vision for more service, more choices, one easy system

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METRO CONNECTS is Metro’s vision for bringing you more service, more choices, and one easy-to-use system over the next 25 years.

In 2015 and 2016 Metro invited transit customers, members of the public, King County cities, Sound Transit and other transportation agencies, businesses and more to join us in imagining our future public transportation system.  Thousands of participants shared their needs, hopes, and ideas for getting around better.

The METRO CONNECTS vision is a world-class transit system that gives you — our customers — more frequent, reliable, and fast service all day, every day no matter where you live in King County. A system that offers innovative new travel options; clean, safe and customer-friendly vehicles and facilities; and information that makes transit work for you.

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  • Jan – May 2015

    Visioning: Community members and stakeholders shared their vision for the future of public transportation in King County at visioning events throughout the county, and through an online survey and comments.

  • June – Dec 2015

    Alternatives: Community members and stakeholders provided feedback on three network concepts and learn about how they perform on key measurements. This input shaped the draft Long-Range Plan that was shared with the public in the spring 2016.

  • Jan – May 2016

    Draft Plan: Community members and stakeholders provided feedback on the draft Long-range plan, METRO CONNECTS, including the service network and supporting elements. This input helped shape the final plan.

  • June – Dec 2016

    Final Plan: The METRO CONNECTS was transmitted to King County Council on August 11, 2016. The Council is expected to review, discuss and vote on adopting the plan in early 2017. Read the plan, appendices, and public engagement report here.


Tristan Cook
Community Relations Planner
Send an email or call 206-477-3842

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