King County Executive
Ridership for Metro's RapidRide surges again, up nearly 40 percent
Ridership on RapidRide’s six lines has grown a combined 39 percent—to nearly 53,500 trips each weekday—significantly outpacing Metro’s original five-year ridership projections. RapidRide lines now comprise about 15 percent of Metro’s total ridership and continue to outpace the bus routes they replaced.
Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County stepping down
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today said they will begin the search for a new director of Public Health -- Seattle & King County, after being notified by Dr. David Fleming that he is stepping down as the Director of Public Health effective Aug. 11.
Traffic delays and infrastructure costs identified in new study bolster opposition to coal train exports
King County Executive Dow Constantine said today's release of a new study supports the unprecedented groundswell of opposition to coal train exports.
Executive calls for federal action to protect region from oil train disasters
King County Executive Dow Constantine today commented on the oil tank car derailment underneath the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle.
Regional leaders unite in call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in King County
A regional planning council chaired by King County Executive Dow Constantine today adopted targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in King County, an important step in the effort to confront climate change.
Executive and County Council agree to process for difficult Metro service reductions
King County Executive Dow Constantine and the County Council today agreed to a process for reducing 550,000 hours in Metro services over the next year to keep services in line with actual revenues.
King County connects 400 military veterans with interested employers
The first-ever career expo, “Working with Our Troops” offered seminars, job-search resources, and one-on-one resume writing sessions with representatives from King County’s Veterans Program.
Executive supports comprehensive approach to improving water quality
King County Executive Dow Constantine today released a statement supporting Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal on the state's water quality standards.
Executive nominates 30-year veteran to lead Adult and Juvenile Detention
William Hayes has been selected to build on King County's recent progress to create a national model for effective detention.