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The Regional Transit Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the King County Council on countywide policies and plans for public transportation services operated by the County. The committee’s responsibilities include the Strategic Plan for Public Transportation, which sets objectives, goals and strategies for King County Metro; the King County Metro Service Guidelines, the blueprint for allocation of transit service and measuring performance; and the METRO CONNECTS long-range plan.

PUBLIC NOTICE: The joint special meeting of the Regional Transit Committee for October 21, 2020, will be held virtually. To help prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus, the chambers will be closed and all committee members and staff will be participating in the meeting remotely. Pursuant to K.C.C. 1.24.035 A. and F., this meeting is also noticed as a meeting of the Metropolitan King County Council, whose agenda is limited to the committee business.  In this meeting only the rules and procedures applicable to committees apply and not those applicable to full council meetings. 
HOW TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT: The Regional Transit Committee and the Mobility and Environment Committee value community input and look forward to hearing from you on agenda items.
The Committees will only accept public comment on items on the current agenda that have been emailed to If your comments are submitted before 1:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting, they will be distributed to the Committee members and appropriate staff prior to the meeting.
HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN TO THE MEETING: There are several ways to watch or listen in to the meeting:
1)         Stream online via this link: or input the link web address into your web browser.
2)         Watch King County TV Channel 22 (Comcast Channel 22 and 322(HD), Wave Broadband Channel 22)
3)         Listen to the meeting by telephone. 

Dial:   1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID:  224 110 7915
Password:   766336

To help us manage the meeting, please use the Livestream or King County TV options, if possible, to watch or listen to the meeting.

Meeting Time: Third Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Council Chambers, King County Courthouse, 10th floor

Chair: King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove
Vice Chair: Tukwila City Councilmember Kathy Hougardy

King County Council: 
Councilmember Joe McDermott
Councilmember Girmay Zahilay
AlternateCouncilmember Claudia Balducci

Sound Cities Association:
Auburn City Councilmember Bob Baggett
Shoreline City Councilmember Susan Chang
Pacific Mayor Leanne Guier
Carnation City Councilmember Kim Lisk
Renton City Councilmember Ryan McIrvin
Kirkland City Councilmember Jon Pascal
Bellevue City Councilmember Jennifer Robertson
Alternate: Redmond City Councilmember Jeralee Anderson
Alternate: Algona Mayor Dave Hill
Alternate: Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly

Alternate: Kent City Councilmember Toni Troutner

Seattle City Council:
Councilmember Debora Juarez
Councilmember Dan Strauss
Alternate: Councilmember Andrew Lewis

Committee Staff:
Lead Staff: Mary Bourguignon
Committee Assistant: Angelica Calderon

Meeting materials for the Regional Transit Committee

Listed below are the meeting materials for the Regional Transit committee. The meeting materials available before each meeting are combined into one PDF document and posted below under Meeting Agendas and Materials. On occasion, not all materials will be available before the meeting. Additional materials for the meeting are posted as they become available.

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