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METRO CONNECTS service

The role of peak service

The proposed METRO CONNECTS network includes three broad categories of service: frequent, all-day express, and local / flexible (see Figure 4).

Metro currently operates some routes that run only when demand is the highest. These routes might have trips in the morning but little or no service at other times of day. While METRO CONNECTS would expand many express routes to provide all-day service, peak-only service would still be an important tool for serving growing markets.

Frequent and express are fixed-route services that operate on regular schedules and pathways. The majority of Metro services today are fixed-route. Local services include both fixed-route and flexible services that are tailored to local needs and connect riders to other transit services. METRO CONNECTS envisions flexible services making up a growing share of Metro’s suite of travel options.

from our customers

“The vision is great! It’s ambitious, and at the same time presents a realistic approach to future transit opportunities for the community from both a social and economic viewpoint.“ FREQUENCY

WHERE SUITED

5-15

Long corridors with many destinations densely spaced along the corridor.

min

STOP SPACING

1/2

1/4

mile

mile

or more for rapidride

15-30 10-15 min

min

most times of day

frequent express

30 min

Between centers of high demand, high travel speeds.

Lower density or hard-to-serve areas.

to

1/2 mile for

other frequent

1-2 miles

HOURS OF SERVICE

20

hrs/day

5 a.m.–1 a.m. or more to meet demand

15

hrs/day

5 a.m.–8 p.m.

1/4 mile

or more

18

hrs/day

5 a.m.–11 p.m.

* METRO CONNECTS used a network of local fixed-route bus service to approximate the future locations and quantity of local service. However, this service may be developed in different ways according to local needs. Also, Metro’s Alternative Services Program could be extended and expanded in the future.

SERVICE NETWORK

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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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