Summer is here: heat advisory issued

Crossposted from Emergency News The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Heat Advisory in effect through 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. Temperatures are expected to soar above 90 degrees this weekend. Because this is the first real summer-like heat in our region this year, residents should use extra caution especially during outdoor activities…

King County awarded for commitment to clean transportation 

Crossposted from Inside Transportation King County’s efforts to address climate change and promote cleaner transportation were recognized this month with the “2016 Clean Cities Sustainable Commitment Award” from our partners at Western Washington Clean Cities. This is the Clean Cities most prestigious annual award, reserved for organizations that go above and beyond in their commitment…

Moving history strikes back – an archival screening night at Northwest Film Forum, June 22 

Crossposted from Bytes and Boxes On Thursday, June 22, the King County Archives will be participating in “Moving History Strikes Back!”—an archival screening night at Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, presented by Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS). At MIPoPS’ first screening in 2013, the King County Archives contributed clips from interviews with artists participating…

No Water Taxi service during dock construction in early August; Riders encouraged to consider travel options, attend open house June 21 

Crossposted from The Captain’s Blog Riders of the King County Water Taxi will need to make other transportation plans for up to 10 days starting in early August. Both routes of the popular foot and bike ferry service will be suspended while their crews move the Water Taxi’s float on the Seattle waterfront from the…

New employee discount for US Bank

US Bank – Employee can receive up to 0.25% off a loan amount and deduct it from closing costs, up to a maximum of $1,000. This offer is available to all King County employees and retirees plus their families. To learn more, please contact Eric Scofield at 855-257-4391 or eric.scofield@usbank.com and mention King County Employee Discount Program or visit…

Kudos! Metro’s solar-lit shelters recognized by Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council    

King County Metro received an Outstanding Case Study Award from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council for the solar lighting upgrades to the County’s bus shelters. SPLC’s annual Leadership Awards program recognizes public and private sector organizations for leveraging purchasing power to advance the long-term health and vitality of society, economies, and the planet. In January,…

Record number of bidders for Fleet Administration spring auction 

Crossposted from Inside Transportation King County Fleet Administration held its version of a spring garage sale last month, but customers weren’t shopping for gently-worn sweaters or  antique dishware. Instead, bids were taken on scores of tractors, autos, vans, pickups, trucks and heavy machinery. Fleet Administration holds two auto and heavy equipment auctions each year, one in…