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July 28
Metro names Vicki Leslie Operator of the Year
Known for her safe driving, quick wit and ability to brighten the days of her riders and coworkers, bus driver Vicki Leslie today was named King County Metro Transit Operator of the Year.  Learn more...
May 17
Ravenna-Bryant In Motion program launches to encourage less driving
Metro Transit’s In Motion program is coming to the Ravenna-Bryant area – featuring a free ORCA card and prize drawings for people who pledge to drive less.  Learn more...
May 17
Capitol Hill In Motion program launches to encourage less driving
Metro Transit’s In Motion program is coming to the Capitol Hill area – featuring a free ORCA card and prize drawings for people who pledge to drive less.  Learn more...
May 11
King County Metro Transit, City of Redmond team up to launch pilot real-time ridesharing
If you work in the Southeast Redmond/Willows Road area you can now find out who else is going your way thanks to a new ridesharing partnership between King County Metro Transit and the City of Redmond.  Learn more...
May 8
Changes for Metro Transit, Water Taxi riders as #99closure wraps up
With the SR 99 closure wrapped up, Metro Transit is preparing for buses to return to regular routes on the Alaskan Way Viaduct starting early Monday morning, May 9. The King County Water Taxi will continue to operate its additional Vashon Island round trips on Monday, May 9. Additional on-street and Pier 2 parking in West Seattle will remain available on May 9 for commuters who want to take the water taxi. The parking and additional Vashon round trips will not be available starting Tuesday, May 10.  Learn more...
May 1
King County Water Taxi delivering record-level service during Viaduct closure
People across the region continue to shift how they commute to avoid peak congestion during the 99 closure, and King County Water Taxi is seeing much higher ridership as a result.   Learn more...
April 20
Metro matching drivers and riders on Mercer Island with new TripPool service
Meet TripPool, a demonstration pilot for ridesharing on demand with guaranteed parking at the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride.  Learn more...
April 18
Introducing Community Van – a new way to get around in Duvall
King County Metro Transit is teaming up with the city of Duvall to offer local residents a new way of sharing a ride.  Learn more...
April 13
Use late-night bus service? Share your experience with Metro
Metro is reaching out to riders to learn more about how they use late night service, especially trips that run between midnight and 5 a.m.   Learn more...
April 8
Metro Transit responds to high demand by adding more buses on key routes
Starting Monday, April 11, King County Metro Transit is adding bus trips at key times on routes 28X and 62 to help ease crowding at peak commute times and offer a new earlier morning trip on Route 373 to better connect riders with the University District and Link light rail at UW Station.  Learn more...
April 8
Unique King County maritime emergency exercise tests mass water taxi evacuation capability
An estimated 70 volunteers took part in a rare emergency exercise Thursday hosted by King County – a drill involving a real water evacuation and deployment of a 100-person inflatable life raft on the Lake Washington Ship Canal.  Learn more...
April 5
Now’s your chance to shape proposed transit improvements for Vashon Island
Metro has been working with Vashon Island stakeholders to explore ways transportation on the island can be improved to move more riders in more cost-effective ways. Now it’s time for the broader community to have a say on potential future transportation options.  Learn more...
Feb. 12
Revisions for Metro, Water Taxi on Presidents Day, Feb. 15
King County Metro Transit reminds riders to review the timetables for their routes, as some buses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule on Monday, Feb. 15, for the Presidents Day holiday. The King County Water Taxi will not operate on Feb. 15.  Learn more...
Feb. 4
Transit agencies testing collision avoidance system
Eight transit agencies across Washington are working together on a pilot project to test and analyze a collision avoidance system that could help bus drivers reduce the number and severity of collisions with pedestrian, cyclists and vehicles.  Learn more...
Jan. 15
King County Metro and Seattle to retain two vintage streetcars as fundraising campaign kicks off
A citizen campaign is underway to maintain the presence of the George Benson streetcars as part of Seattle’s new streetcar network.  Learn more...
Jan. 14
Revised schedules for Metro Transit on Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
King County Metro Transit reminds riders to review schedules for their routes as buses will operate on reduced weekday service Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The King County Water Taxi will not operate on Jan. 18.  Learn more...
Jan. 6
Looking for more transportation choices in Bothell and Woodinville?
Wish you had a better way to get around in your community?  Learn more...
Sept. 18
King County welcomes new addition to its water taxi family
More than 100 years have passed since steam-powered ferries shuttled passengers between West Seattle and the downtown waterfront – and 17 years since the service was brought back to life by King County. Today King County Executive Dow Constantine and a host of other dignitaries and West Seattleites had reason to celebrate again as they dedicated the M/V Doc Maynard.   Learn more...
Sept. 15
King County’s water taxis going green with use of biodiesel fuel
In addition to fighting congestion, these King County water taxis are doing their part to combat greenhouse gas emissions by switching to the use of biodiesel fuel.  Learn more...
Feb. 4
Help shape the Metro Transit system of our future
King County Metro wants public input as it launches an intensive long-range planning effort that will help determine what regional transit service will look like in 25 years.  Learn more...

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