Transit Partnerships

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The City collaborates with local, regional, and private sector partners to plan, facilitate, monitor, and evaluate public transit services operated by King County Metro and Sound Transit.

​The Transportation Department leverages data from operators to monitor transit performance. Progress toward achieving the transit service vision identified in the 2014 Bellevue Transit Master Plan is measured related to service use, service availability, person throughput and transit travel time (see the Measures of Effectiveness Report).

The Trends in Transit interactive map presents information about the number of people who get on and off the bus on an average weekday in Bellevue. Data is presented twice annually since 2012 by stop, route, and area. The chart below summarizes the trend line for daily boardings and alightings since 2003.

Chart depicting average daily transit boardings and alightings in Bellevue, beginning at 21,900 in spring 2012, peaking at 57,500 in fall 2015, and tapering to 51,100 in spring 2019.

Ride2 was an on-demand, van-based shuttle service funded by King County Metro that supported the fixed-route public transit system, connecting people from their homes, schools, and job sites to the Eastgate Park & Ride. The pilot service launched on Oct. 23, 2018 and concluded after twelve months (see Metro's summary report).

The Eastgate Mobility Hub Vision 2025 brochure outlines a conceptual vision for the transformation of the Eastgate Park-and-Ride facility into a regional mobility hub by the year 2025. This project was developed in partnership between King County Metro, the City of Bellevue, and Eastgate stakeholders including WSDOT and Sound Transit.