I invitLRP Header imagee you to explore Metro Connects, our draft plan for giving you more and better transit service through 2040,and tell us what you think.

During an intensive year-long community outreach process, Metro listened to what you said.  You told us you want more frequent, reliable bus service and light rail. You also want well-designed connections, service that starts early and ends late, and corridor improvements to get buses through traffic faster. You want service you can count on, with more choices and innovative travel tools.

Here’s how you can learn more and weigh in:

  • Visit kcmetrovision.org to learn more and take the survey to tell us what you think.
  • View the calendar of open houses and attend to learn more and talk with Metro staff:
    • April 19, Ballard, 5:30–7:30 p.m. *
    • April 25, Auburn, 4–5:30 p.m.
    • April 26, West Seattle, 5:30–7:30 p.m. *
    • April 27, Redmond, 5:30–7:30 p.m. *
    • April 28, downtown Seattle, 11:30 a.m.–1: 30 p.m. *
    • April 28, Federal Way, 5:30–7:30 p.m. *
    • May 2, Sammamish, 6:30- 8 p.m.
      (more Open Houses to be added soon)

*Metro and Sound Transit co-located open houses. Presentation from Sound Transit and Metro, 6-6:30 p.m.

A new day for mobility in the region

The Metro and Sound Transit open houses about their future plans follow a transformational month for public transit in this region. Metro Transit is proud to have been part of it:

  • Sound Transit opened the long-awaited ULINK light rail extension to Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium, and the initial ridership numbers are eye-popping.
  • At Metro we redeployed buses to bring riders to the new Capitol Hill and University Stations – tripling the number of households in Northeast Seattle close to 15-minute bus service, and doubling the number on Capitol Hill that now see buses come every 12 minutes.
  • Executive Constantine presented the Sound Transit Board with his proposal for more light rail for the next generation, and spoke to it in his State of the County address.

I congratulate and thank our riders and our staff at Metro for making the major bus redeployment in the ULINK service change as smooth as possible.

This revolution in transportation – integrating buses with light rail – is something we’ll see more of in the future, as Link light rail is built out to Northgate, Bellevue, and Federal Way under the voter-approved ST2.

You’ll hear more about this as Metro and Sound Transit hold five joint open houses, starting today. We look forward to hearing your thoughts about Metro’s draft long-range plan, known as “Metro Connects: More Service, More Choices, One System.”

We hope to see you at an open house or hear from you via our online survey.

-Rob Gannon
Interim General Manager, Metro Transit