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), Commute Trip Innovation Grant Program (CTIG) funding, and in partnership with a King County Metro Regional Mobility Grant.
The TDM Team works within Tukwila and south King County under the programmatic name “South King County Transportation Options.” We offer trip reduction services to businesses, organizations and residents within Tukwila and partnering cities.
June: Ride Transit Month
Take the pledge to ride transit at least three times in June to be entered to win great prizes!
Set your sights on Gold! Log each of your transit trips at Rideshare Online to be entered to win.
- Bronze Level: Drawing for $10 Amazon Gift cards – 8 Trips (Avg. 1 round trip a week)
- Silver Level: Drawing for $25 Amazon Gift cards – 16 Trips (Avg. 2 round trips a week)
- Gold Level: Drawing for $50 Amazon Gift cards – 24 Trips (Avg. 3 round trips a week)
Just One Trip
Pledge to try Just One Trip by bus, carpool, vanpool, light rail, bike, or walking and choose a $25 reward!
South King County Trips
Sea-Tac Airport Employees: access exclusive transportation planning assistance and rewards at www.SKCtrips.com!
Visit RideshareOnline.com today, create an account and start logging trips to be entered to win local and regional rewards or to find a carpool match! This is a statewide resource for anyone living or working in Washington State.
Qualifying trips include:
- Sharing the ride in a carpool or vanpool
- Riding the bus, ferry, train, or light rail
- Bicycling or walking
- Teleworking from home or compressing your work schedule to eliminate a trip
Small Grant Program
2018 application available here: Bike Rack Application Form
Bike Racks and Repair Stations
Bike racks were installed in various locations within the city of Tukwila to improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and provide drive-alone trip reduction assistance as part of our 2017 Small Grant Program, which was available to all businesses in Tukwila and our partner jurisdictions. 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
A new transit information display was installed across from the library in Westfield Southcenter Mall in partnership with the mall and King County Metro. The display provides brochures and a TransitScreen, which displays real-time arrival of local transit lines! Check it out next time you are at the mall, located across from the King County Library, next to the eastern mall entrance.
Three transportation surveys were administered 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.
- 2016 Survey Highlights
Regional Transportation News
Would you pay for reserved parking at transit hubs? Sound Transit and King County Metro want your feedback on paid parking permits for solo drivers.
It is now easier to use VanPool! King County Metro now offers online commuter van fare payment via the orcacard.com website. Vanpool and vanshare participants can pay all or part of their monthly fares or personal use charges online via credit card. Click here to see how!
Trailhead Direct is back to help you go hiking without a personal vehicle!
A popular public-private partnership that provides direct transit service to hiking destinations Issaquah Alps will return April 21 with expanded service from Seattle to more trailheads. On May 19, a second transit service to Mount Si and Mount Teneriffe near North Bend will start at Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Link light rail station. More information here.
Transit service updates:
March 10, 2018 King County Metro service changes: Metro will be adding trips and adjusting schedules to improve service reliability and on-time performance on 18 Metro routes. Metro will be adding peak period trips to 20 routes to relieve overcrowding and provide more options for commuters.
Guaranteed spots at more area Park & Rides: carpool parking permit program provided by King County Metro and Sound Transit
Night Owl bus service: Metro’s newly expanded Night Owl service runs between midnight and 5 AM every day and gives you the choices and peace of mind you need to travel more places, more often, when you need to. Developed in partnership with the City of Seattle, Metro Night Owl service is available on a variety of bus routes that serve downtown Seattle and many of its neighborhoods. There’s service to Sea-Tac Airport, too, and Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Tukwila and Shoreline.
Transportation Commission requests public input on SR 99 tunnel toll rates
The Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) is taking public feedback through early July on the proposed toll rate options for the SR 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle opening as soon as this fall. The tunnel will initially be free when it opens, as it has not yet been determined when SR 99 tolling will start. Learn more about how SR 99 tolling will work.
The Legislature determined the SR 99 tunnel will be tolled to raise $200 million to help fund construction of the $3.3 billion Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program and cover the ongoing tunnel operating and maintenance costs.
You’re invited to comment on the WSTC’s rate options and you can submit your comment by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be three public meetings held in Seattle June 4, 5 and 6. More details on the meeting times and locations, as well as other ways you can provide comments, can be found on the WSTC’s website.
Uber Transit Promo
Let Uber help complete your ride on public transit! 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.
From 2016 to 2018, The City of Tukwila TDM Program partnered with Hopelink to enhance the equity of transportation services by targeting special-needs populations (including immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, veterans, low-income individuals, and seniors) within Tukwila and our partner jurisdictions. The TDM for Diverse Communities program provided enhanced TDM services including Public Transit Orientation (PTO) field trips and one-on-one transportation planning assistance. Loaded ORCA cards and pedestrian visibility kits were distributed to further reduce mobility barriers. The partnership was successful in developing many lasting relationships with organizations in that serve the community.
Through this collaboration the following transportation resource materials were developed and distributed in the community:
Transportation Resource Guides
Transportation Options Handouts
- Transportation Options Handout Tukwila
- SeaTac Transportation Options Handout
- Renton Transportation Options Handout
- Kent Transportation Options Handout
- Federal Way Transportation Options Handout
- Burien Transportation Options Handout
Please contact Valerie Lonneman, TDM Coordinator, to request hard copies of these resources.
Hopelink 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 remains active in Tukwila and south King County. If you would like to work with Hopelink to educate employees or clients please contact Sagar Ramachandra, Mobility Coordinator.
King County Metro
King County Metro is an ongoing TDM partner. Pledge to try Just One Trip by bus, carpool, vanpool, light rail, bike, or walking and choose a $25 reward!
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
Click on the city seals below for transportation resources in Tukwila and our partnering TDM jurisdictions:
Reach out to Valerie Lonneman, our Transportation Demand Management Coordinator, for more information!
Valerie.Lonneman@TukwilaWA.gov | (206) 433-7140