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King County Metro named 'best' large transit system by APTA

Management & Operations| August 6, 2018

Achievements include, significantly increased ridership and launch of the nation’s leading reduced-fare program.

Seattle Mayor announces free transit passes for high school students

Management & Operations| February 22, 2018

The program will cost the city $3.8 million from the Transportation Benefit District, with $1 million from King County Metro. Officials plan for the program to launch in Fall 2018.

Mobility| October 5, 2017

French car maker launches mobility aggregation app in Seattle

The Free2Move service provides mobility solutions and easy interaction with a wide range of car and bike sharing providers.

Management & Operations| August 29, 2017

King County proposes flat fares for transit system

One-third of riders in a recent survey said the current system is too complex and difficult to understand.

Rail| June 12, 2017

2017 Rail Project Focus: Detroit, Phoenix, and Seattle

An in-depth look at the recently completed QLine streetcar in Detroit, as well as rapid expansions and community support for Ariz.’s Valley Metro Rail and Seattle’s Sound Transit, where both agencies are spearheading aggressive plans to grow their rail systems.

Motorcoach| April 25, 2017

Seattle launches shared transit stop pilot with Microsoft

The six-month program allows private shuttle buses operated by participating companies to use public transit stops.

March 22, 2017

How Cities Are Embracing Streetcars Once Again

The streetcar might seem like a transit method of the past, but look at some of the major metropolitan areas in the U.S. — Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Tucson, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Orange County — and it’s clear that cities are starting to embrace the streetcar once again. While it’s one cog in the wheel of a comprehensive transit system, streetcar systems can act as a boon for economic development, and a powerful tool for revitalizing sagging corridors and attracting the much-sought after talent of a young, hip workforce who choose to reduce, delay, or completely forego car ownership.

Management & Operations| October 26, 2016

Gannon appointed to permanent GM post for King County Metro

Gannon, 47, served as interim GM from March 2016 until now. He was Metro Deputy GM from 2013-2016, and Human Resources manager for the King County DOT from 2011-2013.

Bus| September 27, 2016

Seattle taps CH2M to deliver BRT expansion program

This BRT program, which is part of the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, will provide high-quality transit throughout some of the densest areas of Seattle.

Mobility| August 15, 2016

First Hill Streetcar Launch Moves Seattle Closer to Connected System

Although a stand-alone system, the $134 million, 2.5-mile streetcar is part of a broader city vision that entails a network that will provide new urban mobility options, support economic growth
and strengthen connections.

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