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NextGen Data Center

The proposed Draft NextGen Bus Plan (Draft Plan) can be explored in full using interactive maps and detailed line-by-line descriptions by clicking here . However, for your convenience, the following provides access to GIS shapefiles, PDF documents and other data that was utilized to create this interactive experience.

Please note that the changes shown in the Draft Plan are proposals only. We have released them for the sole purpose of gathering your feedback on these changes. Our team will be listening to you and gathering input on the Draft Plan through April 2020. Based on what we hear, we will then develop final proposals that you will also be able to review and provide input at public hearings later this year, targeted for June.

  • Bus Line Proposals : This PDF contains detailed line-by-line descriptions of the proposed changes. Click here for Spanish .
  • NextGen Bus System : This zip file contains the GIS shapefiles for the proposed NextGen bus system. These shapefiles include geometries for all proposed bus routes, as well as route frequencies. The frequencies are categorized based on the different time periods within weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Existing Bus System : This zip file contains the GIS shapefiles for the existing bus system. These shapefiles include geometries for all existing bus routes, as well as route frequencies. The frequencies are categorized based on the different time periods within weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Metro’s Transit Service Policy (TSP) establishes criteria and guidelines to ensure that the transit system is developed and managed consistent with policy guidance approved by the Metro Board of Directors, including a formal process for evaluating services, service design guidelines, and a process for implementing service changes.
  • Transit Propensity: Areas where the propensity to use transit is the greatest embody three main characteristics. First, there is a significantly large population of transit market segments, including people who rely on transit for most of their travel, commuters and students who use transit for work and school trips, and discretionary riders who choose transit for some or all their trips. Second, is the intensity of travel demand to and from areas based on population and employment densities, retail and entertainment, colleges and universities, and other trip generators. For NextGen, cell phone location data is also being used to identify areas of greatest travel intensity. Finally, a pedestrian oriented street environment is also critical, including safe and well lighted pathways, sidewalks and curb-cuts, grid street network, and level topography.
  • Performance Indicators by Line Segment: The following PDF documents provide detailed line-by-line statistics regarding bus line performance by segment, including passenger boardings, revenue hours and revenue miles.
  • Equity Focused Areas : This zip file contains the GIS shapefiles for communities with the greatest mobility needs. NextGen goes beyond the Title VI requirements of not disparately impacting minority and disproportionately impacting low income populations by also considering impacts to zero car households, population aged 10-19 and 55+, single mothers, and persons with disabilities. All criteria were averaged to develop the equity score. Minorities, low income and zero car households were weighted twice as important as the other criteria to be consistent with the Metro Long Range Transportation Plan definition of Equity Focused Communities.