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Metro Connects

The Service Network

a week, 50 weeks a year could save 580 to 750 hours or 24 to 31 days per year in 2050 compared to 2019. Figure 16

Benefits of Express Service During AM Peak Travel Time

What will it take? 

Expand express service. Expand to new areas, lengthen spans of service, and increase frequency. Dedicate about 11 percent of Metro’s total service hours to express service by 2050.

Partner to improve express travel speeds and reliability. Improve non-highway roads where express service operates. Partnerships with local jurisdictions could enhance the right-of-way available for express service or augment planned in-street transit priority improvements. Continued and new partnerships with the Washington State Department of Transportation could help improve operations on highways.

Coordinate express service with Sound Transit and other transit providers. As Sound Transit expands, some of its express bus corridors will be replaced by Link light rail and Bus Rapid Transit. Metro will use these milestones to implement new or modified express routes to expand regional express service and integrate it with the high-capacity transit network.

Figure 17 shows the 2050 Metro Connects express service network.

King County Metro Long Range Plan