King County Metro debuts its Rider Dashboard
Metro’s new Rider Dashboard, also known as “The Dash”, provides customers, communities, and partners with up-to-date answers to frequently asked questions about transit. The Dash displays data on ridership, mask use, trips that exceed passenger capacity limits and bus stop pass-ups.
King County Metro is 'Ready When You Are' with new safety innovations and route changes
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced Metro is rolling out more than 1,400 first-of-their-kind automated safety partitions between passengers and the driver, to be installed on Metro buses, including Sound Transit Express buses operated by Metro. Metro also will equip over 100 buses with on-board dispensers to provide masks on the busiest routes.
Executive Constantine announces purchase of up to 120 battery-electric buses from New Flyer of America, Inc.
King County Metro announces agreement to purchase 40 battery-electric buses and plans to purchase 80 more from New Flyer of America, Inc. in the coming year for a total estimated cost of $130 million. This fleet order is Metro’s first big step in responding to the climate crisis in accordance with the county’s Strategic Climate Action Plan.
Ride the Water Taxi, Metro to Sub Pop Records’ 30th anniversary party along Alki Beach on Saturday, Aug. 11
The Water Taxi will add a second boat to its normal Saturday, Aug. 11, schedule to help carry thousands of fans to and from free concerts at Alki Beach in celebration of Sub Pop Records’ 30th Anniversary. Riders should travel early and prepare for potential crowding and possible delays on each sailing and bus trip.