Keeping the region moving through Seattle construction

As growth continues throughout the region, a number of major transportation projects will converge in downtown Seattle in a roughly three-year window, from late 2018 to the end of 2021: Demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and construction of a new Seattle waterfront, Construction of a new downtown streetcar which will connect the First Hill…

Transportation accomplishments nab 4 spots in County Executive’s Top 16 for 2016

Four advances in regional mobility this year earned mention in Executive Constantine’s Top 16 in 2016 year-in-review list. King County DOT is proud to support progress on what the Executive called “the most important issues of our generation.” Voters approve region’s biggest expansion of mass transit Transit expansions approved by voters in November include light rail…

aerial view of park and ride lot

Transforming Northgate into a vibrant urban center

Putting homes next to transit only makes sense, so King County Metro is partnering with Sound Transit and the City of Seattle to transform the Northgate Transit Center into an urban center with a vibrant mix of affordable and market-rate housing. More than 1,000 buses a day now carry more than 6,500 daily riders from the Northgate Transit Center,…

Council adopts new investments for regional mobility in 2017-18 budget

by Harold S. Taniguchi Director, King County Dept. of Transportation After months of hard work, I want to thank the King County Council for embracing many of the Executive’s proposals and adopting our $1.9 billion biennial operating budget and $1.2 billion capital investment plan for 2017-2018. The adopted budget makes significant investments in 88 Metro…

What’s at stake for regional transportation under the Trump Administration

In response to last week’s election of a new President, King County Executive Dow Constantine met with his Cabinet this morning to examine the potential consequences for King County, then met with the press to advocate for protecting what’s important for our region, including regional health insurance, human services, environmental protection, and transportation.. (See the full…

Executive Constantine and New Metro General Manager Rob Gannon

Why Rob Gannon is the right leader now for Metro Transit

by Harold S. Taniguchi Director, King County Dept. of Transportation Working with Rob Gannon over the years, I’ve seen his passion and judgment. He is the right person to lead Metro as it rolls out new service and continues to innovate, and his selection today by Executive Constantine as Metro General Manager will help chart…