We are making major investments so we can offer more and better service:
The bus base expansion program will initially focus on our South Campus in Tukwila where we will open two new bases: Interim Base and South Annex Base. Metro will continue to monitor demand for new service and the potential need for a new base in south King County.
King County is taking action to confront climate change and Metro is doing our part to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. Building on our current fleet of electric trolley buses, we will transition to a fully electric bus fleet by 2040. The new South Annex Base in Tukwila will be an all-electric bus base when complete in 2027. Then we’ll retrofit all of our existing bases for electric bus charging.
Base expansion centers community. New bases support current and future service that will improve access to transit and connections to jobs and essential services. As projects move through design, construction, and operations, we’ll work with communities to help create facilities that support their goals and add value. We are also committed to creating new jobs, providing job training, and continued community workforce agreements.