Topic : King County Metro

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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.

Sound Transit starts construction on Redmond Link light rail extension

Rail| October 24, 2019

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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