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How METRO CONNECTS would help keep our region a great place to live •

Support our growing population. With one million more people and 850,000 more jobs expected in the Central Puget Sound Region by 2040, enhanced transit would help us all get around.1

Manage congestion so you get home faster. We expect 24 percent of peak-period trips to be on transit by 2040, compared to 12 percent in 2015.

Save you money. Today, an average drive-alone commute in King County costs $290 per month, not counting parking and tolls. A transit pass costs $117. Expanded transit would allow more people to save more money.

Create more opportunities for all. One in four people in King County live at or near the poverty level. Metro could expand opportunities for people to prosper and thrive by offering frequent trips all day to jobs, education, and services. Innovations like our ORCA LIFT low-income fare could increase access.

Connect you to fast, high-capacity transit services. As light rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) services expand, Metro can get people to stations for fast, frequent, and reliable trips to major destinations.

Protect our cherished environment. Climate change threatens our environment, economy, health and safety. Transit is our best tool for reducing emissions from transportation.

Adopt new technologies that help you get around. Metro would use emerging technologies to give you easier, greener and smarter travel options.

Get you where you want to go faster than today. Figure 1 shows examples of how much farther you could go in 2040 than in 2015, traveling in the middle of the day.

300,000

fewer cars on our roadways daily

$2,000

savings a year by commuting on transit

77% & 87%

of minority and low-income residents near frequent transit service

1.7

million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions 1 Puget Sound Regional Council, Puget Sound Trends, www.psrc.org

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reduced annually

Profile for King County Metro Transit

METRO CONNECTS Long-Range Plan  

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

METRO CONNECTS Long-Range Plan  

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

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