King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the appointment of Terry White to be General Manager of King County Metro. A 33-year Metro veteran, White currently serves as Interim General Manager and previously served as Deputy General Manager.
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the appointment of Terry White as General Manager of King County Metro, the region's largest public transportation agency. White currently serves as Interim General Manager and previously served as Deputy General Manager.
"I am honored to appoint Terry White to be King County Metro General Manager," said King County Executive Dow Constantine. "Terry possesses a bold vision for how our transit system can lead with equity and prioritize service where needs are greatest. Across his remarkable 33-year career at Metro, he has unrivaled knowledge, insights, and relationships with the agency's communities, customers, and employees. Most recently serving as Interim General Manager, he is ideally suited to continue to lead Metro during the response and the recovery, and toward rebuilding a transit system that's even better than before."
Prior to becoming Interim General Manager on Aug. 1, White served as Deputy General Manager and oversaw all of Metro Operations, which includes bus, rail, and marine service, facilities, and vehicle maintenance. White also has served at Metro as a transportation planner, customer service administrator, communications superintendent, and managing director of bus operations.
"I am honored to lead Metro," said White. "I look forward to continuing to work alongside colleagues and partners to expand and improve our regional mobility network and to prioritize where needs are greatest. I know how important transit is for connecting individuals and families to opportunity - as well as to our communities, our economy, and our environment."
During a historically challenging year, White has recommitted Metro to its values of safety, equity, and sustainability. During his time as Interim General Manager, Metro instituted system-wide health enhancements to protect customers and employees, increased service levels in south King County, and prepared for the arrival of the next generation of zero-emission battery-electric buses in spring 2021.