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Metro Connects

Attaining the Vision

officials, jurisdictions, and other stakeholders through its Regional Project Schedule, 24 updated annually. The Metro Connects networks are important guides for future service, but engagement with affected communities and priority populations must drive the final service changes to ensure they advance equity and respond to community needs. Metro will continue engaging the public in shaping major service changes before they are adopted by the King County Council. The capital program will be subject to budget review and approval by the King County Council. Priority populations: people who are black, indigenous, and of color; have low or no-income; are immigrants or refugees; have disabilities; or are linguistically diverse. Metro defined which populations to focus on in partnership with the King County Office of Equity and Social Justice and the Equity Cabinet as part of the development of the adopted Mobility Framework.

The interplay between King County and Metro’s policies, local land use and comprehensive plans, and the processes for implementing services changes, capital projects, programs, and initiatives is shown in Figure 29. Key elements described in this section include: 

Financial overview

Implementation of Metro Connects: policies and planning

Implementation of Metro Connects: engagement with communities and partners

Accountability and continuous improvement

Next steps

24 The Regional Project Schedule identifies the implementation timing of major mobility projects and capital projects throughout King County on a six-year time horizon.

King County Metro Long Range Plan