Transit Master Plan
The City Council adopted the Bellevue Transit Master Plan (TMP) on July 7, 2014. The plan establishes scalable short- and long-term strategies, and identifies projects that will foster a high-quality transit system to meet Bellevue’s needs through 2030, connecting more people to more destinations in less time.
Although the city does not operate its own transit system, the TMP can positively influence regional transit agencies to keep Bellevue moving. The plan envisions a public transportation system that serves a diverse variety of people and trip purposes and that is the mode of choice for an increasing number of people who live, work, shop and play in Bellevue.
The Transit Master Plan summarizes all aspects of the two-year planning process, including a review of community outreach, existing and future conditions, and the City’s service and capital visions. The report is divided into four sections, plus appendices:
- Background: Summarizes community outreach efforts and analyses of existing fixed-route bus network performance, current and future market conditions, and projected travel demand.
- Policy Element: Serves as the guiding framework for the planning process and identifies the strateigies that should be pursued to realize the service and capital visions.
- Service Element: Presents route-level recommendations that are responsive to different financial scenarios (reduced, stable, and growing resources) and attune to different time horizons (2015, 2022, and 2030).
- Capital Element: Details how the City can positively affect transit within Bellevue, including through maintaining transit-supportive land use policy, improving pedestrian and bicycle facilities, bus stops, and park-and-rides, and implementing transit speed and reliability infrastructure.
For additional information related to any subject addressed in the Transit Master Plan, refer to the associated report(s) on the Document Library page, which itemizes each document published during the TMP planning process in chronological order.
To review presentations, minutes and other materials associated with public hearings about the Transit Master Plan since July 2012, refer to the Public Involvement page.