The future of our region's transit system depends on investment. From federal funds and state bonds, to county sales tax revenues and Council resources, these dollars allow our region to build a transit system that better serves everyone. And, where we invest, economic growth follows.
Our bus network is the workhorse of that transit system. That’s why our region’s vision reflects faster, more frequent, and reliable service for millions of people across the metro area, through a network of bus rapid transit lines.
The METRO A Line has set the example. Since introducing the service, ridership throughout the A Line corridor has increased by about one-third. This success shows that improving speed, reliability, shelters, real-time schedule information, and other features attracts more riders.
The METRO C Line, which began service in June, runs mainly on Penn Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway. It operates up to 25% faster than the current Route 19. And, more than half of the buses are all-electric.