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Chapter 1 What We’re Proposing to Do Service Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Frequent Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Express Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Local and Flexible Service. . . . . . . . . . . .36 Accessible Transportation Options. . . . . . . .38

Service Quality Investments Speed and Reliability . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Boarding and Fares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Innovation and Technology. . . . . . . . . . .46 Customer Communications. . . . . . . . . . .48 Passenger Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Access to Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Managing Demand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Transit-Oriented Development. . . . . . . . . .62

Critical Service Supports Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Layover Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Operations and System Preservation . . . . . . 70 Metro’s Workforce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Transit terms and acronyms Here are some words and acronyms you’ll see in the next two chapters. Find a larger glossary in Appendix A, page A-2. Business access and transit (BAT) lane: An outside lane reserved for buses and right-turning vehicles only. Bus rapid transit (BRT): Bus service that operates more like rail, with frequent service most of the day; articulated buses; stops at half-mile intervals; operation in improved roadways, bus lanes or segregated right of way; shelters with real-time arrival signs and sidewalk fare readers. Community Access Transportation (CAT): Transportation service for people with disabilities, provided by nonprofit agencies with support from Metro. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS): Applications that provide innovative transportation services such as traffic management and “smart networks“ that enable users to make well-informed travel decisions. Peak-only express service: Bus service that does not operate in midday or on weekends, and runs mainly in one direction between residential areas and job centers. Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC): An organization of cities, transit agencies and other entities in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties that is responsible for policies and decisions about transportation, growth management and economic development. Transportation network company (TNC): Connects paying passengers with drivers who provide transportation on their own non-commercial vehicles. Examples: Lyft, Uber.

Chapter 2

Transit-oriented development (TOD): Mixed-use residential and commercial area designed to maximize access to and use of public transportation

Attaining the Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Transportation demand management (TDM): Use of strategies to reduce travel demand—especially for single-occupant vehicles.

How We Would Do It Development Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Financial Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Working Together. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Service and Capital Investments. . . . . . . . .84 First Steps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

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Public Engagement Report Supplemental Network Performance Report Concept Development Report

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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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