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Figure 16 shows the percentage of route miles for each service type that would receive major, moderate, minor, or no capital investment.

METRO CONNECTS proposes different levels of capital investment—major, moderate, or minor—to keep buses moving fast and reliably. Each level has a different mix of tools. While all of our service types would receive some investments, the highest levels of investment would be focused where service is most frequent and roadways are most congested. Service that is either less frequent or operates in less-congested areas, such as rural communities and fast-moving highways, would receive lower levels of investment.

We would work with cities and other partners to decide on specific investments, ensuring that they are consistent with local plans.

Fig. 16: Capital Investment Levels New RapidRide lines would have the highest level of investment, with 50% or route miles receiving major investment (bus-only lanes) and 40% of route miles receiving moderate investment.

New RapidRide

Existing RapidRide lines and frequent service would benefit from extended and improved bus-only lanes and more transit priority features.

Existing RapidRide

Frequent 75% of express route miles would benefit from moderate or minor investments.

Express Approximately two-thirds of local route miles would receive minor investments.

Local

0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Percentage of route miles

Major investment

Moderate investment

Minor investment

No investment

Example features New bus-only lanes and transit signal priority

Example features Transit priority treatments such as queue jumps, transit signal priority, and bus bulbs

Example features Spot improvements at key locations

Example features No improvement

Target time savings 20%

Target time savings 10%

Target time savings 5%

Target time savings 0%

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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.

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