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Express Service Faster express, limited stops, all day. King County is growing, with more people and jobs in places like Bellevue, SeaTac, and Issaquah. Our service network must provide faster and easier trips between growth centers across the county. METRO CONNECTS would build new all-day express routes with service every 15 minutes or better during peak periods and every 30 minutes during off-peak periods. Future express service would support a wide variety of work schedules, destinations, and trip purposes, giving riders more flexibility.

What would express service look like? Today, many Metro express buses primarily serve traditional commuter markets, providing faster travel and more direct connections between established growth centers during peak times. As developing job and residential centers grow, our county will need fast, reliable, all-day service to support changing travel patterns. Metro and Sound Transit worked together to develop a complementary network of express services connecting corridors that are important countywide. As ridership increases, express service would be offered throughout the day, contributing to an increase in transit’s share of all travel.

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Fig. 13: Change in Population and Jobs Across King County by 2040 Bothell Shoreline

Kirkland Duvall Bothell

Shoreline

Issaquah

Bellevue

520

Kirkland

90

520

Seattle

Issaquah

Bellevue 90

5

18

900

Renton

Seattle

169

5

18

900

509

Renton 167 169

Kent

509

Maple Valley

167

Kent

Covington Maple

181

Seatac

Valley

Covington

181

Vashon Island

Auburn Auburn

Net Change

Net Change

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no bar is shown

516

Black Diamond

516

Vashon Island

SERVICE NETWORK

Snoqualmie

405

Seatac

32

Snoqualmie

405

Percent Change

Percent Change

- 230% 100100 - 230% - 100% 65 -65 100% 40 -40 65% - 65% 25 - 40%

25 - 40%

Federal Way

Federal Way

Black Diamond

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.