The Ride Pingo to Transit service was launched in September 2021 and funded by the US DOE...

The Ride Pingo to Transit service was launched in September 2021 and funded by the US DOE because it included a feature called “Transit Connect,” which guarantees a rider will make their connection to a selected bus or train at Kent Station.

King County Metro

METRO Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 Innovative Solutions Award, which will be featured online in Monday’s METRO Express newsletter and in our October issue.

Now in its eighth year, the Innovative Solutions Awards honors bus operations and their supplier partners who have implemented initiatives that helped them save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, increase safety, improve customer satisfaction, increase ridership, and more.

This year’s winners are heavily focused on providing mobility in ways that solve different issues impacting the regions they provide service in, as well as testing technology that can improve driver safety.

This year’s winners are:

“We are very excited about winning this award,” said Jeff Switzer, public information officer, strategic communications & engagement, for the GM’s office at Seattle’s King County Metro. “The Ride Pingo service was a long time coming, we were happy to be able to launch service and provide some much-needed transit connections to this community.”

METRO’s staff would like to thank everyone who applied, congratulations again goes to all our winners, and don’t forget to tune in online and in print to find out more about their stories.

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Alex Roman

Alex Roman

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Alex Roman is Executive Editor of METRO Magazine — the only magazine serving the public transit and motorcoach industries for more than 100 years.

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