06 Aug '18, 9pm

King County Metro named 'best' large transit system by APTA

King County Metro provided an all-time high 122 million trips in 2017 on more than 200 bus routes. Photo: King County Metro King County Metro was named the best large transit system in North America by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), citing achievements in ridership, safety, access, customer service, financial management, commitment to equity, and sustainability. APTA judged King County Metro’s performance over the past three years, when the agency significantly increased ridership, launched the nation’s leading reduced-fare program for passengers who earn a lower income, improved passenger and operator safety, and accelerated the industry’s transition to zero-emission bus fleets. RELATED: APTA names Houston Metro chief top transportation GM “Being named best in North America is a truly humbling and gratifying moment,” said Metro GM Rob Gannon. “This...

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