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Executive Constantine and Mayor Durkan announce Seattle voter-funded transit service contract: If approved by councils, riders to see service maintained and new benefits in September
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced a new proposed contract for bus service funded by the voter-approved Seattle Transportation Benefit District. The six-year measure could fund approximately 170,000 Metro bus service hours annually, based on revenue projections.


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.


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.