Transportation Demand Management Program
The Tukwila Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Team provides programs that improve congestion, reduce fuel consumption and improve air quality for the cites of Tukwila, Renton, Kent, SeaTac, Burien, and Federal Way. These programs are possible thanks to federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) funding and a King County Metro Regional Mobility Grant.
The TDM Team works with Tukwila and South King County under the brand name of “South King County Transportation Options.” We offer trip reduction services to businesses, organizations and residents within Tukwila and partner cities.
We’ve administered a series of three transportation surveys between June 2016 to November 2017 to learn more about how people who live, work, or spend time in Tukwila and other south King County cities get around. Survey results will be posted below as they are available.
Check out the 2016 Transportation Survey Highlights Here!
Visit RideshareOnline.com today, create an account and start logging trips to be entered to win local and regional rewards!
Small Grant Program
Bike Racks and Repair Stations
We installed bike racks around the City of Tukwila for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements and trip reduction assistance as part of our 2017 Small Grant Program. Check out some of the new bike-shaped and Tukwila-branded bike racks and bike repair stations in City parks and facilities, at businesses, and (soon to be) on Baker Blvd!
Transit Screen and Information Display at Westfield Southcenter Mall
We installed new transit information displays across from the library in Westfield Southcenter Mall in partnership with the mall and King County Metro. Now people can check out real-time arrival of local transit lines to make travel decisions while they are still in the mall and pick up route schedules and other transit-related information to take with them! Check it out next time you are at the mall, located across from the King County Library, at the eastern mall entrance.
Transit Service Updates
It is now easier to use VanPool!
King County Metro is launching online commuter van fare payment via the orcacard.com website.
Vanpool and vanshare participants can now pay all or part of their monthly fares or personal use charges online via credit card.
SR 520 bicycle and pedestrian trail now open!
The new SR 520 Trail across Lake Washington allows users of all abilities to cross Lake Washington between Seattle and the Eastside. The trail is 14 feet wide, which allows for a comfortable mix of bicyclists and pedestrians. A concrete barrier provides safe separation between trail users and the bridge’s vehicle traffic.
Additional King County Metro service updates:
Updated bus routes and frequency: added trips to or adjusted 43 bus routes
More transit options between 12am and 5am: eighteen expanded routes for when you’re out late or up early
Updated data system to improve real time info: switched data systems to use data from bus stops rather than intersections
Guaranteed spots at more Park & Rides: expanded carpool parking permit program to nine park-and-rides (including Tukwila)
Uber Transit Promo
Let Uber help complete your ride on public transit! We’re partnering to get you where you need to go easier.
Enter the promo code TRANSIT into your Uber app and get a $3.50 discount on your uberX or uberPOOL rides to or from select Link light rail stations.
We are partnering with Hopelink’s Mobility Management Team, which works to “empower the community by facilitating access, supporting the coordination of special needs transportation through cross-sector collaborations to improve transportation services and providing travel education and resources to build awareness of existing transportation options.”
Hopelink staff are active in Tukwila and our partner south King County cities of Kent, Renton, SeaTac, Burien, and Federal Way, providing enhanced TDM services including transportation options training and field trips, loaded ORCA cards, and pedestrian visibility kits. If you would like to work with Hopelink staff to educate employees or clients please contact Sagar Ramachandra, Mobility Coordinator, at SRamachandra@hope-link.org.
Through this collaboration we developed the Tukwila Transportation Resource Guide and Tukwila Mobility Quick Reference Guide. Quick reference guides for our five partner jurisdictions are coming soon!
Try RideshareOnline.com to take advantage of local and regional incentive programs. Log your trips on the RideshareOnline.com calendar to win prizes or find a carpool match!
Qualifying trips include:
- Sharing the ride in a Carpool or Vanpool
- Riding the Bus, Ferry, or Train
- Bicycling or Walking
- Working from home or compressing your work schedule to eliminate a trip
Click on the city seals below to see your transit options or plan a trip!
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZATIONS/COALITIONS
- Puget Sound Regional Council
- King County Metro
- Sound Cities Association
- Transportation Choices Coalition
- Washington State Ridesharing Organization
- South King County Mobility Coalition
- Feet First
- Cascade Bicycle Club
- Community Transportation Association NW
- South King County Area Transportation Board
Reach out to our Transportation Demand Management Coordinator for more information!
Valerie.Lonneman@TukwilaWA.gov | (206) 433-7140