Although the city does not operate its own transit service, it works to positively influence transit services and facilities in Bellevue by conducting planning and analysis in coordination with transit agencies.
The most recent planning initiative is the Bellevue Transit Master Plan (TMP), which was adopted by City Council 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. Bus ridership in Bellevue increased by 144 percent between 2003 and 2013, as shown on the Trends in Transit page.
Substantial planning is currently underway related to the Sound Transit East Link light rail line, approved by voters in 2008, which will connect Seattle with downtown Bellevue, Bel-Red and Overlake.