METRO Unveils Major Transit Proposal

  • Posted by East End District

A reimagined network offers riders improved frequency, connectivity.METRO is proposing to make getting to work, to education, and all the necessities of life easier by transforming its local bus system.  A public meeting on May 28 in the East End is scheduled to present more information to the community. Highlights of this “reimagined” network include faster commutes, reduced wait times at bus stops and more frequent service seven days a week.  Frequent service means a bus every 15 minutes or better, 15 hours a day, seven days a week.  The draft plan also includes simpler, straighter routes, updated route numbering to help customers better navigate the system and better maps.  In addition to making trips easier, faster, and more reliable for current riders, METRO projects the reimagined local network will increase ridership by about 20 percent after two years. While the plan is based on current resources, it is also designed to be the framework for future growth as METRO receives more sales tax revenue for bus service under the 2012 referendum.   

You are invited to one of the first of 16 public meetings scheduled this summer to learn more about the draft plan and provide input:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Magnolia Multi Service Center

7037 Capitol St.

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.