Empowering employees as innovators and change agents for equity and social justice 

Crossposted from Inside Transportation 

The principle of being fair and just is incorporated into all of our work at King County, under a six-year Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan that guides how we improve practices for better outcomes. At King County DOT, we are working collectively so that each member of our agency can be an agent of advancing equity and social justice (ESJ). And we actively involved employees in designing the actions and strategies around specific goals. 

DOT Director Harold Taniguchi empowered employees from each of our divisions and organizational levels to participate in six Goal Area Teams, These teams worked together to identify “equity gaps” — places where DOT can do more to provide access and opportunity for all our residents — and make “commitments for action” to address these gaps.

Read more at Inside Transportation

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