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Metro Connects

The Service Network

Understanding and addressing gaps in service to priority populations is essential for advancing equity and improving the quality of life for these populations. Prioritizing service where needs are greatest is also critical to addressing the climate crisis and supporting economic prosperity regionwide. Equity gaps are the result of historic inequities and are part of a complicated system. Solving them will take more than increased mobility. The solution will require a commitment by partners to address rising housing costs and to support equitable transit-oriented communities, among other things. Metro is committed to doing whatever it can to advance equity across the region.

Metro Connects service network maps The evolution of the transit service network from 2019, to the interim network, and to the 2050 network is illustrated in Figure 6, Figure 7, and Figure 8. Each of these maps shows the planned extent of these services: Metro RapidRide, frequent, express, local, and water taxi; Sound Transit Link light rail, Stride bus rapid transit, Express, and Sounder; and Seattle Streetcar. The maps also illustrate how Metro and Sound Transit will integrate services to deliver the greatest mobility to customers.

King County Metro Long Range Plan