The City of Seattle receives $64.2 million from the FTA for the RapidRide J Line project, enhancing Route 70 with protected bike lanes and utility upgrades, backed by collaborative funding.
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King County Metro's innovative 'Mentors Moving Metro' programme pairs seasoned bus operators with new recruits, ensuring a seamless integration and comprehensive skill development beyond driving.
Michelle Allison, General Manager of King County Metro, sat down with Intelligent Transport’s Halimah Haque to discuss the agency’s strategies to enhance the passenger experience as it works to revive public transit ridership post-pandemic. By providing a robust service network, improved safety measures, transit ambassadors and technological enhancements, the agency…
Metro Flex is partnering with the City of Issaquah to provide affordable, flexible transit options to its residents, revolutionising transportation and reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles.
The Passenger Experience In-Depth Focus in Intelligent Transport Issue 3 2023 features articles from King County Metro and The Go-Ahead Group discussing the importance of enhancing the passenger experience when working to revive public transit ridership post-pandemic and the pivotal role of customer-centric strategies in shaping the future of sustainable…
In Issue 3 2023 of Intelligent Transport, we feature exclusive content from leading industry experts and thought leaders discussing: exploring the power of contactless and open-loop payment systems in delivering a seamless ticketing experience; navigating short- and long-term strategies to ensure an enhanced customer experience; moving towards a greener and more…
In addition to purchasing 30 battery electric buses, the $33.5 million federal funding enables King County Metro to convert routes in low-income areas and expand its apprenticeship programmes.
Carrie Lee, Sustainability and Climate Program Manager at King County Metro, discusses the importance of collaborative partnerships and innovative strategies in driving the transition to a zero-emission fleet, as well as highlights the positive impact it will have on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and creating a more…
King County's Metro Flex combines three existing on-demand services, allowing riders to travel seamlessly around their neighbourhoods and the region at the same cost as a Metro bus trip.
Transport’s journey to net zero: Investing in our youth is necessary to encourage modal shift, says King County Metro
In the latest instalment of Intelligent Transport’s exclusive sustainable mobility Q&A series, Terry White, General Manager of King County Metro, discusses the numerous projects that the agency is working on to accelerate its transition to a zero-emission fleet by 2035, as well as why it is importance to encourage the…
King County Metro's anti-harassment campaign outlines ways riders can get help when in an emergency situation and encourages people to report such incidents even if an immediate response is not necessary.
Once complete, Metro's upgraded bus bases will help bring the environmental and health benefits that are associated with battery-electric bus operations to King County communities.
The Free Youth Transit Pass will improve access to mass transit services across the county, allowing King County residents under the age of 19 to ride for free starting in late summer 2022.
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.
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.