In addition to facilitating new payment options, the new and improved ORCA fare system will deliver real-time account management and enable the future use of smartphones to pay fares.
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King County Metro’s reduced vanpool fare pilot will allow low-income residents and commuters in neighbourhoods underserved by public transit in Kent to benefit from a more affordable ride-share option.
The first-ever awardees of the Federal Transit Administration’s Climate Challenge have been chosen across eight categories for helping to lead the country’s transition to a clean energy future.
With a total of 40 battery-electric coaches to be put into service by the end of 2022, King County Metro is currently on track to have a fully battery-electric fleet by 2035.
King County Metro has partnered with the Not Alone campaign and a range of other transit authorities in a state-wide effort to prevent human trafficking across Washington and beyond.
King County Metro has awarded the contract for the design and build of the electrification infrastructure needed for battery-electric buses.
King County Metro will welcome a new electric vehicle to its fleet as it commits to a zero-emissions bus network in the future, becoming one of the few transit operators in the U.S. that does not run diesel buses on its network.
In order to reduce congestion and improve air and water quality, the Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro are working together to increase the use of West Seattle public transport.
King County Metro says it will be measuring who is impacted by the new measures, to ensure that it does not “perpetuate inequities” as a result of the additional staff being deployed.
The Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Project will improve connections between key destinations in downtown Seattle and the densely populated neighbourhoods in the surrounding area.