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Chris O’Claire

Title: Mobility Division Director, King County Metro Transit
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Chris O’Claire

Christina O’Claire is pleased to serve King County Metro, the nation’s eighth-largest transit system, which was named APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation System for 2018. Chris steered the creation of Metro Connects, the agency’s long-range plan for doubling transit ridership over the next 25 years. As Director of the Mobility Division, her role is to oversee the planning for all public transportation services, including the fixed-route bus system with over 420,000 boardings every weekday, the piloting and integration of innovative products and delivery models, and the development of new mobility markets. Additionally, she oversees the marketing and customer services for Metro’s full suite of mobility solutions, and the delivery of all contracted services including the Access paratransit service and the nation’s largest vanpool program. She is uniquely positioned to lead the agency’s mobility transformation – advancing social equity, universal accessibility, and enabling people to travel farther, faster and more easily throughout King County.

King County Metro believes mobility is a basic human right that allows communities and individuals to access the opportunities needed to thrive in an equitable and sustainable way. They are committed to creating a world-class integrated transportation network with far-reaching and innovative solutions to strengthen the environment, improve health, and knit together their growing communities.

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