More accountability, higher customer standards: upcoming Access paratransit service will have both

Crossposted from Metro Matters By Chrissy Russillo, Managing Director of King County Metro’s Paratransit Rideshare Operations program With the help of customers and advocates, King County Metro is just a few weeks away from reaching a major milestone toward improving Access paratransit service. Later this month, we plan on calling on contractors to formally resubmit…

Prosecutor partners to end sex trafficking

Crossposted from @kcprosecutor on Facebook Even before Liam Neeson’s film, “Taken” hit movie screens in 2008, Tanya Fernandez had the notion that sex trafficking involved kidnapping young girls and forcing them into the commercial sex trade against their will, but that’s not the reality. Tanya learned what trafficking actually looks like while running youth programs…

Report it to Stop it: Let’s put an end to sexual misconduct on our services

Crossposted from Metro Matters By Rob Gannon, King County Metro General Manager Today Metro launched an important public awareness campaign to encourage reporting of unwanted sexual harassment and misconduct on board our services. We’re working with the King County Sheriff’s Office, Metro Transit Police, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, and local law enforcement to…

From the Hip: Barb Miner, Director, Department of Judicial Administration

Supervisors or Super Heroes? Who is instrumental in choosing the next new King County employee?  Who inspires employees to be engaged, makes sure they are trained, and gets them the resources they need to accomplish their job?  Who ensures daily operations are managed and weekly and monthly goals get met? Whose presence and efforts helps…