Providing safe, equitable, and sustainable service now and in the future — especially where needs are greatest.
The King County Council adopted Executive Dow Constantine’s 2023–24 Biennial Budget in November 2022. Highlights from the budget include:
- Fleet electrification
Fight climate change, lower our region’s carbon footprint, and support healthy air and water.
- Ridership recovery
Deliver reliable service riders can count on.
- Safety and security
Provide a safe and secure environment for riders and employees.
- Organizational health
Be an employer of choice and enable employee growth to facilitate world-class transit service.
We believe mobility is a human right.
Our policies are created with input from community partners, elected officials and national stakeholders to help us contribute to healthy communities, a thriving economy, and a sustainable environment.
Working together, these policies help our Metro teams plan for today, tomorrow, and beyond.
- Strategic Plan
Our plan addresses opportunities and challenges facing King County residents, such as a growing, diversified population, historic inequities and a worsening climate crisis.
- Service guidelines
These guidelines help ensure our decision-making and recommendations to policy makers are objective, transparent and aligned with King County’s overall goals for public transportation.
- Metro Connects
Our vision for bringing more improved mobility services to King County over the next 30 years.
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.
Enhances Metro’s Access paratransit program by advising the agency on priorities and areas of mutual concern while developing a vision for ongoing improvements.
Through a three-phase community engagement process, Metro will focus on listening to mobility needs, learning about barriers that riders face and opportunities to improve transit in northwest King County.
The King County Transit Advisory Commission improves transit services, planning, and programs by advising Metro’s staff members and general manager, the King County Executive and Council, local jurisdictions, and subarea transportation boards concerning transit policy issues.
The Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP) provides an Eastside forum for inter-jurisdictional cooperation to implement coordinated, prioritized transportation plans and programs through leadership, education, and advocacy.
An inter-jurisdictional forum for information-sharing, advocacy, and coordination to resolve transportation issues, and to establish priorities for implementing integrated multi-modal transportation projects and programs consistent with the goals of the Growth Management Act.
The South County Area Transportation Board provides a forum for information sharing, consensus building, and coordinating in order to resolve transportation issues and promote transportation programs that benefit the South King County area.