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May 19, 2020

2020 EXCURSION SCHEDULE CANCELED

For the past thirty-five years the Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association-MEHVA has sponsored excursions and special trips using the King County Metro Transit Historic Fleet of historic trolley and motor buses.

Late last year MEHVA was advised that our operating agreement had been reinterpreted and it was determined that our operation of the King County Metro Transit Historic Fleet was not covered for liability under Metro's self-insurance. This led to the cancelation of the Fall Foliage and the Santa’s Lights Tour excursions. The MEHVA Board of Directors reached out to Metro's senior management team to help resolve this situation. Unfortunately, this situation has yet to be resolved.

Further complicating the resolution of this issue is the COVID-19 crisis, the County’s projected budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 crisis and the uncertainties of the Safe Start plans for reopening timelines and how social distancing protocols will affect our operations. Given these circumstances the Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association-MEHVA has canceled its excursions and activities for the 2020 season. We hope to return to operations in 2021.

Stay safe.

Joshua C. Shields
Executive Director
Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association-MEHVA





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Metro Employees Historic Vehicle Association
c/o King County Metro Transit
201 S. Jackson St. - CAB-TR-0350
Seattle, WA 98104

MEHVA Hotline: 206-477-0460
www.mehva.org