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Dow Constantine



Executive Constantine applauds King County Council for approving innovative funding for new open space
King County Councilmembers approved legislation proposed by Executive Constantine to protect the region’s most vulnerable forests, farmlands and shorelines. The ordinance supports Land Conservation Initiative goals of preserving vital and at-risk open space lands in King County within a generation, and improving green space access in underserved communities.


Executive Constantine proposes new approach to Metro fare enforcement
King County Executive Dow Constantine proposes a new Metro fare enforcement program that reduces fines and offers alternatives for riders ticketed for not having a valid proof of payment.


With investments by Amazon and City of Seattle, King County Metro will offer more frequent, reliable service on some of its most popular routes
This September, Amazon, the City of Seattle and King County Metro will fund increased bus service across Seattle and King County. In a new partnership with Metro, Amazon will fund 12,000 hours of increased bus service over two years on six of King County’s most traveled routes to downtown and South Lake Union. The City of Seattle will fund 20,000 additional hours annually, and Metro will add 62,000 hours.


After King County’s lawsuit win, Trump administration restores sex-ed research funding
Following a successful lawsuit against the federal government, King County now has sufficient funds to proceed with important sexual health education research. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services delivered the $1 million contract originally awarded to King County for a scientific study as part of the nationwide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.


Authors of a comprehensive study on electric buses recognize Executive Constantine as a national leader in the transition to a 100-percent electric fleet
A new scientific report on the health, economic, and environmental benefits of electric buses encourages other metropolitan regions to follow King County’s example to accelerate the transition to an all-electric bus fleet.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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