NextGen: it's your move

How do you want to get around in the next 10, 15, 25 years and beyond? Our region is growing, attracting more jobs and more people who are all traveling the same streets. COTA NextGen envisions a way forward. It’s your move!

Vision 2050

We listened to you in order to understand the existing and future needs for transit. In 2015 to 2017, we studied plans, analyzed current and forecasted population, jobs, congestion and travel, and put it all together with your ideas.

The emerging vision for the next generation of transit will deliver what you asked for: more frequent service and faster transit service.

(public input, data, plans) = community's NextGen plan

Vision 2050: Enhancing Service

You want more choices! Local service investments envisioned by 2050 include:

  • More frequent bus service, on more routes, on more days
  • More urban circulators like CBUS
  • New suburban circulators and additional service connecting suburban areas
  • More freeway commuter service
  • More suburban job access (reverse commutes)
  • More transit for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Infrastructure and technology upgrades to improve service quality
Proposed NextGen Vision 2050 Bus System
Proposed NextGen Vision 2050 Bus System
Proposed NextGen Vision 2050 Commuter Routes
Proposed NextGen Vision 2050 Commuter Routes

Vision 2050: Creating Faster Service

You want high capacity transit service — either rail or rapid buses. High capacity transit carries more people than a typical bus line at higher speeds, with more frequent service and fewer stops in a congestion-proof corridor.

With your input, we identified 26 potential places for faster transit service. The NextGen team conducted two rounds of technical analysis. Through the first round (Tier 1), 13 of these corridors arose as likely candidates for development. Analysis continued throughout 2017 to prioritize these corridors through the Tier 2 evaluation process that is contained within the NextGen report.

Proposed High Capacity Transit Corridors. Final mode will be determined during project development process. Note: Additional corridors may be developed as communities grow and update plans to support high capacity transit.
Proposed High Capacity Transit Corridors

NextGen Additional Information

Want to learn more about COTA NextGen? Click below for printable detailed documents and meeting materials. If you have trouble downloading the documents, please contact us at

Public Involvement Plan (PIP)

High-Capacity Transit Corridor Evaluation Framework

Phase 1 Public Meetings Presentation

Phase 2 Public Forums Presentation

Phase 3 Public Forums Presentation

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