Taniguchi: The end of an era means new beginnings 

Crossposted from Inside Transportation 

(Note: Below is an email that Director Harold Taniguchi sent to all Department of Transportation employees.) 

Dear colleagues, 

At the end of this month, the nearly quarter-century history of our King County Department of Transportation will come full circle. 

The department was first created by Executive Gary Locke in 1996 to bring together the related functions of Transit and Roads in King County under one roof called Transportation. Other lines of business were added, and over time our staff strength grew to more than 5,000 today. It is a bittersweet moment as the Department of Transportation now must evolve again, to meet the business needs of the 21st century. 

Read more at Inside Transportation.