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At King County Metro, we believe mobility is a human right. Metro’s policies—our Strategic Plan for Public Transportation, Service Guidelines, and Metro Connects (long-range plan)—will help us contribute to healthy communities, a thriving economy, and a sustainable environment, ultimately leading to the achievement of our Long Game goals.

Working together, these policies help our Metro teams plan for today, tomorrow, and beyond. Metro policies are co-created with input from community partners, elected officials, and other stakeholders countywide. Each reflects key elements of King County’s comprehensive policies, such as the King County Strategic Plan for Equity and Social Justice and the King County Strategic Climate Action Plan.

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Tessa McClellan
Strategic Planning and Policy Lead
(206) 263-5750
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What the policies support

What drives us


Provide the best possible public transportation services and improve regional mobility and quality of life in King County.


Grow and deliver a regional, innovative, and integrated mobility network that aligns with Metro Connects and is safe, equitable, and sustainable. Realized policies will help Metro contribute to healthy communities, a thriving economy, and a sustainable environment, ultimately reaching our Long Game goals.

Long Game

Metro’s ability to help people move through the transit system can be life changing. Mobility connects people to opportunity—and that destination is sometimes more than an actual place. Metro’s Long Game is a blueprint for how Metro creates a mobility system that advances equity, provides new economic opportunities, and combats climate change.


About the Long Game

Metro’s Long Game is the blueprint to how we leverage the power of public transit to create a mobility system that advances equity by serving underserved communities, providing new economic opportunities in those neighborhoods, and combating climate change.

In order for Metro to reach our Long Game, we will

  • Build fast, frequent, reliable all-day services that are both prioritized and co-created for those with the greatest need of public transit
  • Transition to a 100% zero-emissions fleet powered by renewable energy no later than 2040
  • Modernize our system
  • Continue to demonstrate the value of public transit to grow capacity and resources, which will result in more service and measureable outcomes

By providing safe, reliable, and equitable public transportation services, we can—and will—improve regional mobility and quality of life in King County.

Mobility Framework

Co-created with Metro’s community-led Equity Cabinet, our Mobility Framework directed our teams to center equity advancement and climate change solutions in planning, policies, and operations.

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Transit Facilities Guidelines

These guidelines are used internally and provide a framework for the design, permitting, and construction of transit facilities.

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Transit Speed and Reliability Guidelines and Strategies

This toolkit outlines strategies Metro can use to partner with jurisdictions and stakeholders to make transit faster and more reliable.

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