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What would it take? • Ensure that adequate layover areas are provided and explore innovative options for layover development. Consistent with plans for additional park-and-rides and transit-oriented developments in METRO CONNECTS, Metro would identify opportunities to incorporate layover space into other types of projects. • Work with jurisdictions to site on-street layover areas or build off-street layovers where we expect to have a long-term need, such as in downtown Seattle. We would work with property owners and builders to incorporate layover areas that have rider facilities as part of new development. Transit-oriented development projects are great opportunities for these types of partnerships. • Continue partnerships with other agencies to secure layover space. Moving away from on-street layover sometimes benefits local cities, but would require more costly investments in off-street layover facilities. We would build on our successful joint agreements with Sound Transit, Community Transit, and Pierce Transit at facilities in Tukwila and Auburn. King County Housing Authority is another potential partner.

Metro is working with the Seattle Department of Transportation on an off-street layover study to identify opportunities for a new facility in the north downtown/South Lake Union area. Similar work would have to be done in other cities to identify potential development locations as early as possible. Partnerships with private developers could help reduce the costs to public agencies and provide other benefits by incorporating other uses into a project.

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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.