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2018

7
JUN

King County Metro, ATU Local 587 reach settlement on back wages
King County Metro and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 587 have reached an agreement to pay transit operators back wages for all uncompensated time claims worked over the past three years. A settlement agreement outlining the details on back wages will be forwarded to the King County Council with a recommendation to affirm and approve.

1
JUN

Metro seeks public input on North Eastside Mobility Project
King County Metro is developing a North Eastside Mobility Project to improve transit and mobility options for the communities of Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond and Woodinville. The project begins with an online survey through June 24 to learn more about the transportation needs of residents and transit customers.

30
MAY

Metro’s $2.75 simple fare takes effect July 1
Metro is switching to a new simple fare of $2.75 for all regular adult fare passengers on July 1. Riders will no longer pay additional surcharges for zones or travel during peak commute hours.

24
MAY

Metro buses, Water Taxi, and streetcars will operate adjusted schedules on Memorial Day
King County Metro Transit, the West Seattle Water Taxi and the Seattle Streetcar will operate Sunday schedules for Memorial Day (Monday, May 28). The Vashon Water Taxi will not be in service on the holiday.

16
MAY

In Motion: King County Metro will reward people who pledge to drive less in Kent Valley & South Bellevue
People who live, work or go to school in the Kent Valley and South Bellevue areas can pledge to drive less and earn rewards through King County Metro’s In Motion program, available now through Aug. 8. The program has cut pollution and drive-alone trips across King County for more than 14 years.

2
MAY

Metro’s new second-in-command grew up riding buses in Seattle; now oversees transit operations
Terry White has been named Deputy General Manager for Metro Operations. He succeeds Victor Obeso, who retired in March after three decades of service.

24
APR

‘Report it to Stop it’ campaign aims to reduce sexual misconduct, increase awareness and reporting
Unwanted harassment and sexual misconduct occurs daily on public transportation across the world, and King County Metro is working with advocates and law enforcement on a campaign to increase awareness, encourage reporting, support victims and reduce misconduct. The “Report It to Stop It” campaign starts April 24, during National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

22
MAR

Ride Metro and Sound Transit to Saturday’s ‘March For Our Lives’ event; expect crowds
Tens of thousands of participants are expected to turn out for the Seattle March For Our Lives event on Saturday, March 24. King County Metro and Sound Transit will operate extra service as needed but customers should use regularly published schedules to plan transit trips, allow plenty of time and prepare for delays.

20
MAR

West Seattle Water Taxi starts spring/summer schedule March 29
The new schedule includes sailings seven days a week between West Seattle and Pier 52 in downtown Seattle. The Water Taxi will also offer evening sailings on Fridays, Saturdays, and during Seattle Mariners, Sounders, and Seahawks night home games.

21
FEB

Metro seeks proposals for ‘shared employer shuttle’ service
King County Metro seeks proposals for a pilot in which groups of employers could offer “shared employer shuttle” services for their workers.

15
FEB

Presidents Day schedule for Metro, Water Taxi
King County Metro bus riders are reminded that some buses will operate on reduced weekday and UW schedules during Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19. The King County Water Taxi will not be in service during the holiday.

14
FEB

King County Water Taxi fares will increase March 1
One-way fares will increase for the King County Water Taxi on March 1. Adult fares will increase by 50 cents per trip for both West Seattle and Vashon Island.

30
JAN

Connecting a thriving new Des Moines business park to high-capacity light rail
Executive Constantine led the celebration of a new Metro Transit shuttle service that will connect a thriving new business park in Des Moines to Sound Transit’s Angle Lake light rail station.

18
JAN

Ride Metro and Sound Transit to Seattle Women’s March 2.0; expect crowds
Thousands are expected to turn out for the Seattle Women’s March 2.0 on Saturday, Jan. 20. King County Metro and Sound Transit will operate extra service as needed but customers should use regularly published schedules to plan transit trips, allow plenty of time and prepare for delays.

17
JAN

Metro partners with ReachNow and car2go to offer car share parking at Northgate Transit Center
Metro is partnering with ReachNow and car2go to help customers connect to transit through car share service. During a pilot program, four park-and-ride spaces at the Northgate Transit Center will be reserved for customers who use free floating car share vehicles to make first-mile/last-mile connections with transit.

10
JAN

King County Metro to briefly pause bus service Jan. 15 in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King County Metro will briefly pause all bus service at 4:04 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, for a moment of reflection and remembrance to honor the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

2
JAN

Open houses ahead as Metro and Seattle seek feedback on upgrading Route 120 into future RapidRide H Line
King County Metro is working with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the City of Burien, and unincorporated King County to expand the frequent, reliable RapidRide network to Burien, White Center, and Delridge. Public meetings are scheduled for Jan. 10 in Burien, Jan. 11 in White Center, and Jan. 17 in Seattle, with an online open house from Jan. 5-15.