Washington Area

Bus Transformation Project

A better way to get there

Thank you to all who participated in our survey! We heard from 5,679 people, both online and at 20 pop-up events around the region.

To read more about what we heard from the public survey, click here.

For a full summary of our outreach to the public and stakeholders to date, click here.

This picture shows people filling out surveys via tablets at a pop-up event outside of a bus station.

Project Description

Buses are important to the region’s transportation system. They extend the reach of affordable, sustainable, high capacity transit into many communities across the region. Buses help people to get to jobs and school and medical appointments, run errands, and connect to rail and airports.

Recent transportation innovations – such as Lyft and Uber, bikeshare, carshare, scooters, and others – as well as changes in people’s travel habits mean that it’s time to look at how local bus can be a better travel option. These new innovations are exciting, and we want to make sure local bus service works with them to provide equity and accessibility to everyone in the region.

The Bus Transformation Project is not a corridor study or a service plan. The project will create a bold, new vision and a collaborative action plan for the future of bus in the region. The project will explore all factors that influence the quality of bus service, from technology and transit priority, to funding structures and service provision roles.

"Buses play a critical role in connecting people throughout this region to opportunities. In this time of rapid change in transportation options, we need a shared vision for the best role of bus in our transportation network. The Bus Transformation Project will identify and implement steps to make local bus a world class travel option for all of the region’s residents."

- Rob Puentes, Executive Steering Committee Chair

Metro bus stop

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More information about the Bus Transformation Project can also be found at: Bus Transformation Project Public Flyer_EN_WEB.pdf

ስለ Bus Transformation Project የበለጠ መረጃ በአማርኛ እዚህ ሊገኝ ይችላል፣ Bus Transformation Project Public Flyer_AM_WEB.pdf


Pour plus d'informations sur le Projet de Transformation de Bus en langue Française, veuillez également consulter: Bus-Transformation-Project-Public-Flyer_FR_WEB.pdf

버스 변환 프로젝트(Bus Transformation Project)에 관한 자세한 내용을 한국어로 확인하실 수
있습니다: Bus-Transfromation-Project-Public-Flyer_KO_WEB.pdf

Para obtener más información en español sobre el Proyecto de Transformación de Autobuses, visite: Bus Transformation Project Public Flyer_ES_WEB_v2.pdf

Thông tin chi tiết về Dự án Chuyển đổi Xe Buýt bằng tiếng Việt có thể tìm thấy tại: Bus-Transformation-Project-Public-Flyer_VN_WEB.pdf