King County Executive
Executive Constantine names new GM for Metro, the nation’s 10th largest transit service
King County Executive Dow Constantine named Rob Gannon as General Manager for Metro Transit. Gannon currently serves as interim General Manager. His position is subject to confirmation by the King County Council.
Executive on Chris Hansen’s arena proposal: His efforts will strengthen our ability to compete for an NBA team
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in response to an offer by Chris Hansen and his partners to forgo public financing to build a new sports arena in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle.
Historic labor agreement marks the first time King County has negotiated a single compensation package with nearly 60 labor groups
A two-year labor agreement announced today marks the first time that King County has negotiated with a coalition representing nearly half of King County’s 13,000 employees rather than individually negotiating with each labor union. It also lays the foundation for a Master Labor Agreement in 2017 that will ultimately make county operations more efficient.
Here’s the Executive’s plan to repurpose the iconic Wilburton Trestle into a stunning trail for commuters, cyclists, runners and pedestrians
Executive Constantine announced that King County has assembled significant funds needed to repurpose the historic Wilburton Trestle in Bellevue into an elevated trail that provides spectacular views of the Eastside skyline. It’s expected to be the icon of the emerging Eastside Rail Corridor, a 16-mile regional trail stretching from Renton to Woodinville with a spur to Redmond.
King County Water Taxi sets new ridership record as more commuters ride the waves
The King County Water Taxi celebrated a milestone as ridership surpassed last year’s annual record of more than a half million boardings. The Water Taxi serves riders from Vashon Island and West Seattle, providing reliable and frequent service to downtown Seattle. The Water Taxi is just one of many transit innovations across King County.