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Express Service, continued What would it take? • Expand express service to new growth areas, lengthen spans of service, and increase frequency. Dedicate about 9 percent of Metro’s total service hours to express service by 2040. • Partner to improve express travel speeds and reliability. Make improvements on more than 100 miles of non-highway roads running express service. A partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) could help improve operations on highways. Partnerships with local jurisdictions could enhance the right-of-way available for express service or augment planned in-street transit priority improvements.

As we developed METRO CONNECTS, Metro worked closely with Sound Transit, Pierce Transit, Community Transit and other agency partners to ensure that our service networks complement one another and connect regional centers quickly and reliably. Our public outreach found strong interest in improving connections across county lines and among different service providers. We will continue to work with these transit agencies as they refine service plans for the future.

• Coordinate express service with Sound Transit and other transit providers. Sound Transit currently operates 720,000 hours of weekday regional express service annually in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. As Sound Transit expands light rail, some of its express service corridors will be replaced by Link.

from our customers

“Express service all day would be awesome! If my kid got sick at school, I could get there fast and take him home.“

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SERVICE NETWORK

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.