Oct. 30County’s storm response plan synchs up across jurisdictions
The King County Department of Transportation (KCDOT) is ready to roll out a new coordinated effort to keep people moving during the worst winter storms. Not only will storm response be better synched between the department’s roads and transit divisions; but also between the county, the state, local cities, and public utilities.
Sept. 11Metro tunnel reopening brings bus service changes
King County Metro Transit is gearing up for a major service change starting Saturday, Sept. 22 – but the biggest change happens two days later with the reopening of Metro’s downtown Seattle bus tunnel on Monday, Sept. 24.
Aug. 27Recent county bridge report reveals steady improvement; but big needs remain
King County’s annual report on the condition of its 185 bridges shows the county continues to make major strides toward improving the overall safety and condition of its bridges. Construction of 17 new bridges in the last decade and near-completion of a 14-year earthquake retrofit program have helped increase the reliability of the county’s bridges. However, several aging spans continue to be of concern – including the South Park Bridge over the Duwamish River.