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On February 1, 2016, the City Council adopted an amended Transit Master Plan.  This 2016 edition reflects the MOVE SEATTLE 10-Year Strategic Vision for Transportation and the transit investments supported by the City of Seattle voters in the Levy to Move Seattle.  Most notably, this edition reflects Seattle's RapidRide Expansion program, which includes seven new RapidRide lines within the city. The updated 2016 Transit Master Plan (TMP) can be found here

What is the Transit Master Plan?

The TMP is a comprehensive and 20-year look ahead to the type of transit system that will be required to meet Seattle’s transit needs through 2030.

The Transit Master Plan addressed many critical issues:

  • Identification of the city’s most important transit corridors that carry high ridership today, as well as potential new ridership markets that will emerge as Seattle grows in jobs and new residents
  • Selection of transit modes —such as bus rapid transit, light rail, or street car—that would work best on those corridors
  • Integration of transit capital facilities and services with walking and biking infrastructure, and using transit to make great places
  • Enhancement of bus transit performance through roadway investments such as bus bulbs and traffic signal priority
  • Coordination with Metro and Sound Transit to create a seamless, fully integrated, and user friendly network of transit services
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