Fleet’s waterless carwash contract saves 33 gallons per wash

Fleet vehicleCrossposted from KC Employee News

The “spray on, wipe off” method is the latest and most environmentally sustainable way of washing vehicles, saving 33 gallons of water per car wash, and the Fleet Administration Division (Fleet) is a leader in this effort.

Fleet recently finalized a five-year contract with Eco Service USA for fleet vehicle cleaning, after using their service on a pay-as-you-go basis for the last year. The new contract is already helping King County tackle climate change and reduce its environmental impact. Continue reading Fleet’s waterless carwash contract saves 33 gallons per wash

Metro’s Anita Whitfield: Paving the way for equity in public transit

Crossposted from Metro Matters

0317DOT-ESJ-Workshop006As Metro’s EEO/Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Anita Whitfield has been breaking down barriers and instilling a shared sense of responsibility for promoting equity and social justice.

Whitfield has worked to create a culture where employees feel safe to have difficult discussions about historical and current inequities. She’s led training for many employees (which she calls “shared learning opportunities”), and played an instrumental role in shaping a vision for making Metro and King County government more equitable for all employees and residents. Continue reading Metro’s Anita Whitfield: Paving the way for equity in public transit