PRIDE is coming Sunday, June 25 

“Whether you arrived here last week or whether you’ve lived here for five generations, you belong here.” – King County Executive Dow Constantine Please join King County Executive Dow Constantine and other colleagues, friends and family as we walk in the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25. To walk with the King County group, meet…

KOMO News recently featured a King County Metro driver for his upbeat and positive attitude 

Walid Underwood, a regular driver for the D-Line bus, was recently featured in a KOMO News exclusive. Host Eric Johnson and a camera crew tagged along for a ride, chatting with Walid and several of his passengers. ‘Walid doesn’t just drive a bus. He’s a singing, laughing, joke-telling tour guide, throwing out old-school references and…

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…

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…

Metro is taking action to address cost, quality, and equity in Access paratransit 

Crossposted from Metro Matters By Chris O’Claire, Metro Transit Assistant General Manager, and Priscilla Vargas, Managing Director of Paratransit and Rideshare Operations Metro Transit is committed to continuing to improve the Access paratransit service we provide to qualifying riders who cannot ride fixed-route bus service. The King County Auditor’s Office has presented the findings of…