Regional Transit Network


Regional Transit Network

The Regional Transit Network is a collaborative effort between SACOG, transit operators, and planning agencies to improve the region’s public transportation services. Even before the pandemic, the regional transit system has been challenged with declines in ridership and funding. Using data and input from transit operators and community members, the Regional Transit Network will provide a road map to address these challenges and get people back on transit and where they need to go.

The Regional Transit Network is not meant to be a redesign of the whole network; it is meant to complement and improve existing transit services. Work is now underway to complete this plan, which will provide a map of key connections, defined service types, and prioritized infrastructure improvements to be included in the 2025 Blueprint.

Community Engagement

In Spring 2023, SACOG conducted a series of public outreach activities to build awareness about the study and ask for community feedback. Following this outreach, the project team  is now working closely with transit operators and planning agencies to prioritize transit corridors, develop standards, and continue to refine the network based upon technical analysis, best practices, and community feedback received.

Completed outreach activities

Virtual Community Workshops (April 19 and 20, 2023): SACOG hosted two Virtual Community Workshops for community members to learn more about the Regional Transit Network from project team members and provide their feedback.

  • The workshop presentation is available for download here: Virtual Workshop Presentation
  • A video recording of the virtual workshop will be available on this webpage by the end of May.

Online Survey (March 15 – May 5): An online community survey was open to the public for a seven-week period, and was available in English, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), Russian, Hmong, and Arabic. A printed survey was also published online for community members to download and mail, scan, or drop off to SACOG. More than 900 community members participated in the survey.

Pop-up Workshops (March – April): SACOG staff attended community events including farmer’s markets and visited transit hubs throughout the region to build awareness about the Regional Transit Network and encourage community members to provide feedback in the online survey.

More Information About Proposed High-Capacity Transit Corridors

After extensive engagement with operators and planning agencies, the project team developed a draft list of high-capacity transit (HCT) corridors through a data-driven process.

What is high-capacity transit? A high-capacity transit network layers on top of an existing transit system, and is centered on high-speed and frequent transit services, with limited stops along a route. Many of the high-capacity transit corridors identified in the proposed network could have all-day service, so fast and convenient transit could be available for you to ride to any type of trip. 

How were these corridors identified? The project team developed 32 “performance metrics” linked to the goals of this project. The metrics help our team understand existing and future conditions in the region, as well as identify the greatest opportunities for high-capacity transit. Key metrics used to identify these corridors include population and employment density, travel flows, land use, key employment centers, and underserved communities.

View the map of the corridors.