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October 6, 2014

U of Wash. adds 'Commute Concierge'

The program is designed to assist students and faculty with planning their commute, following large service cuts that were made by King County Metro Transit.


August 22, 2014

Seattle area transit agency chooses Proterra for EV program

Following a one-year trial period, King County Metro has option to purchase up to 200 more buses and additional fast-charge systems, depending on the outcome of the demonstration.


August 15, 2014

King County Metro to offer $1.50 fare card for low-income riders

The agency, which said it will lose $7 million to $9 million to subsidize these rides and cover the processing costs, is only the second big U.S. transit agency, after San Francisco, to offer low-income discounts.


May 26, 2014

King County Metro cuts will impact paratransit users

At the present time, human service organizations, along with King County Metro, are considering how best to get information in the hands of those who may be later impacted.


May 19, 2014

U. Wash. pushes carpooling, ridesharing to cope with bus cuts

72 King County Metro bus routes are on the verge of elimination, while 84 other routes are expected to have their services reduced.


April 29, 2014

King County Metro to cut service after funding measure defeated

Plans to reduce about 16% of service as of September. Funding from a temporary Congestion Reduction Charge expired and voters rejected a county proposition that would have sustained the service and increased funding for roads and bridges.


April 7, 2014

Transit cuts could make U. of Wash. student rides longer

Proposition 1 would add one-tenth of a cent to the sales tax and set an annual car-tab fee of $60 to maintain King County Metro’s service at current levels. Students who commute to University of Washington and other area schools will be particularly hard-hit if the measure is rejected.


October 3, 2013

BAE to power King County Metro fleet

Will equip 120 New Flyer Xcelsior buses with its HybriDrive Series-E electric drive system. The first delivery is scheduled for 2014.


June 20, 2013

King County Metro purchase all-electric New Flyers

Federal and Metro capital funds will be used to purchase the buses, with the first prototype expected to arrive in 2014. Riders can expect to see new coaches hit the streets in 2015.


May 2, 2013

King County Metro may cut service if funds expire

Could be forced to eliminate 65 bus routes and reduce service on 86 others if the state Legislature fails to approve new revenue sources this session. Authorization for a temporary two-year Congestion Reduction Charge that would fully fund the transit agency will soon expire.


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