METRO CONNECTS Long-Range Plan

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Metro Connects

Fleet, Infrastructure, and Workforce

King County’s vehicle fleet operations targets Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from County fleets by 45 percent by 2025 and 70 percent by 2030 (below 2017 levels). Increase the percentage of County-owned vehicles that are electric, including a 100 percent zero-emission bus fleet by 2035; and 50 percent of light-duty vehicles electric by 2025 and 100 percent by 2030.

Metro will use a phased approach to acquire battery-electric buses, convert operations, prepare the workforce, and build the necessary infrastructure to support a 100 percent zero-emissions bus fleet. Metro is continuing to plan and evaluate alternatives for accelerating the transition of the bus fleet to achieve the 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan goals of zero emissions by 2035. Metro is evaluating requirements, potential impacts to service, and operational needs to achieve this target. Metro will operate the next wave of new battery-electric buses from Metro’s South Base, predominantly serving south King County, improving air quality in communities where people are disproportionately affected by pollution. Batteryelectric buses will benefit communities near the bases and along routes by reducing noise and eliminating tailpipe air pollution. Metro will retrofit existing bases and build new bases that house, charge, and maintain battery-electric buses. Figure 25

Strategic Climate Action Plan Targets for Metro

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