Metro Transit is resuming work on Network Next, a 20-year plan for expanding and improving the bus network. The project began in Fall 2019 with community-hosted conversations to gather input on our customers’ priorities to guide the planning process.
Network Next engagement activities were put on hold earlier this year due to COVID-19. That allowed Metro Transit staff to use the information gathered last year through public engagement to identify potential Arterial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors. We also spent the month of August listening to our customers and communities near our core routes and learning how this year has changed their transit needs and priorities. The information gathered will inform near-term decisions, long-term plans, and future public engagement efforts including how community is engaged in the next steps of Network Next.
Metro Transit is now resuming community engagement on Network Next to select and prioritize the next arterial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines – the METRO F, G, and H lines. The process of planning improvements to the regular local and express bus network and other system improvements should resume in 2021.