Topic : King County Metro

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4 questions to ask before investing in microtransit

Mobility| January 13, 2020

Cities can build a better version of the bus — one that operates dynamically, without routes and schedules, but still promotes shared trips to cut down on congestion.

King County Metro ceases operations of 2 on-demand pilot programs

Mobility| December 11, 2019

The pilots were designed as 12-month research projects to test innovative solutions to immediate transportation needs.

Rail| October 24, 2019

Sound Transit starts construction on Redmond Link light rail extension

The segment’s opening will follow the 2023 opening of light rail between Downtown Seattle and Redmond’s Overlake area.

Bus| August 28, 2019

King County Metro, WSDOT land $8M in FTA grant funds

Grants will help fund battery-electric buses and a pedestrian connection between a terminal and downtown Seattle, respectively.

Accessibility| May 28, 2019

MV Transportation lands 5-year King County Metro paratransit contract

The contract incorporates feedback from customers, caregivers, stakeholders, and community organizations.

Management & Operations| May 17, 2019

King County Metro launches first-ever recruitment for full-time transit operators

Since the 1970s, labor agreements required new transit operators start as part-time drivers and then seek promotion to full-time work.

KC Metro, Sound Transit to continue integrated rail ops, maintenance

The new agreement has clearer lines of authority, cost containment, operating rules, data reporting, and other language.

Management & Operations| March 6, 2019

Downtown Seattle tunnel moving to rail-only operations

The change, which is set to take place later this month, will impact 830 daily King County Metro trips, according to the report.

Technology| November 26, 2018

King County Metro launches 4 New Flyer battery-electric buses

The agency made a firm commitment to reach full zero-emission fleet status no later than 2040.

Technology| October 8, 2018

INIT delivering next-generation fare collection system for Seattle area

Will revolutionize the transit customer experience by providing real-time account-management and fare processing.

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