Make Metro a safe place for everyone

By Rob Gannon, Metro Transit General Manager

In this moment of change and transition, County Executive Constantine has reaffirmed our values and principles.  King County is a place that values women, people of color, people with disabilities, people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, immigrants and refugees, and people of every religion, or of no religion.

In the delivery of our service to the public, Metro Transit does not tolerate harassment of any kind.  The vehicles we operate will remain safe places for our passengers.  Acts of harassment on our buses or at our shelters violate Metro Transit’s commitment to inclusion for all in our community and our rider Code of Conduct.  Should they occur, we ask people to report them to our employees or call 911 if law enforcement is needed immediately.

Metro Transit GM Rob Gannon portrait photo

Rob Gannon, Metro Transit General Manager

We will take enforcement actions against violators of this code.  And we are reminding operators of our procedures for addressing violations of the code of conduct aboard their coaches.

King County is a growing community rich in diversity and is one of the world’s great metropolitan areas.  Metro demonstrates our contribution by providing the best service possible, safely and with respect given to all our customers.  We ask all our riders to join in that commitment.

Ride safe, and help us keep our system safe for everyone.

8 thoughts on “Make Metro a safe place for everyone

  1. Thank you. It may behoove you to add security. We could fund it by having those officers also watching, filming traffic violations (on those routes with well behaved riders so the Security officers don’t get board). Tickets could be sent to the vehicles registered owner. This might slow down violators of Bus ONLY lanes and those who feel they simply HAVE to get in a lane before a bus cutting your poor drivers off, having the side effect of smoother commutes. Thanks for asking & for your commitment(s).

  2. Stop letting everybody on board with no fare.Theyre usually the ones that start trouble. The Rapid Ride is the biggest problem.I go for weeks never seeing any enforcement.

  3. Hey Rob, you could have just made it simple and say,
    King County is a place that values our Rider’s. In the delivery of our service to the public, Metro Transit does not tolerate harassment of any kind.
    In your original statement you left out a couple of “groups” I guess as far as you and King County are concerned it’s ok harass them….

  4. Want to keep people safe? Tell your downtown drivers to stop running red lights and blocking crosswalks. This puts far more people in peril than harassment.

  5. Thank you so much for saying this. I interrupted a couple of passengers writing swastikas on the side of a bus on the 14th and so this feels extremely timely.

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