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 was the Bellevue Transit Master Plan (TMP), adopted by the City Council in 2014. It 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. Bus ridership in Bellevue increased by 144 percent between 2003 and 2013, as shown on the Trends in Transit page.
Substantial planning also has been done on Sound Transit's East Link light rail line, which will connect Seattle with downtown Bellevue, Bel-Red and Overlake.