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Metro Connects

The Service Network

transit would be the faster option for that trip. These improvements will help reduce vehicle miles traveled and emissions. Figure 9

Ratio of Transit Travel Time to Driving and Associated Change From 2019 to 2050

The faster and more reliably transit gets someone to their destination, the more it becomes a competitive and attractive option to driving alone—especially for people with fixed work schedules. Figure 10 shows examples of travel-time savings between major centers in the 2050 network. The figure shows how a combination of speed and reliability improvements will make transit faster.

King County Metro Long Range Plan