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Getting Around Tukwila

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Map of Transit within Tukwila

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Metro Transit System: Southwest Area

TRIP PLANNING


BUS & TRAIN

Try Transit Today! You just might find you like the freedom to relax during your trip. Don’t give up your car just give it a break.

In partnership with Hopelink‘s Mobility Management Team reference guides and handouts were created to improve transit mobility access throughout the city and south King County.

Transportation Resource Guides

Transportation Options Handouts

To request a hard copy or print-friendly version of these materials please email SKCTransportationOptions@Tukwilawa.gov 

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ORCA Card Information

ORCA stands for One Regional Card for All you can use it on Metro Transit Buses, Sound Transit Link Light Rail, Sound Transit Regional Express Buses, Sounder Train, Kitsap Transit Buses, Seattle Street Car and King County Water Taxi’s! The ORCA card is all you need to pay your fare on buses and trains in the Puget Sound region. Your ORCA card works like a pass, automatically tracking the value of different fares and transfers so you don’t have to. Get an ORCA card today!

 

Get a reduced fare ORCA card!

ORCA LIFT qualification and enrollment  

Now there’s a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It’s ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system.

Regional Reduced Fare Permit 

The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) entitles senior riders (age 65 or older), riders with a disability and Medicare card holders to reduced fares on the following public transportation systems in most of the Puget Sound region.

 

Buy an ORCA card in your community!

ORCA To-Go mobile sales & assistance  

Looking for alternative places to buy or reload your ORCA card? Each month ORCA To-Go travels around the Puget Sound area making stops at senior and community centers, major events, fairs, and other key locations to provide on the spot full-service ORCA card sales and assistance. Cash, checks, and major credit cards are accepted for payment.

 

Additional Transit Resources

 


Walk/Bike

The City is working to make Tukwila more bicycle and pedestrian friendly and improve the ability to connect to regional trails. New development standards for the Urban Center will improve pedestrian and cyclist amenities, create better pedestrian/car separation, and establish a more urban, dense street grid.

Bike Everywhere Month 2018

Get ready for the 2018 Bike Everywhere Challenge! Registration is open: choose to ride solo or as part of a team from May 1- May 31.

Tukwila Bike Events

The City will host another Bike Everywhere Day Celebration Station near the new Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge from 7:00am-9:30am on Friday, May 18th 2018 in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club! Our 2017 Celebration Station was a big success: Parks and Recreation staff installed the first Tukwila signature bike rack and bike repair station in time for the event and Metro staff also attended the event and provided a Metro bus to teach bicyclists how to load bicycles onto bus bike racks. We hope you can join us again this year!

New Tukwila Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge NOW OPEN!

 

A dedicated pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Green River is now open as part of a pedestrian and bicycle corridor project to improve pedestrian and bicycle connections between the Tukwila Station, which is served by both Sounder and Amtrak train service, with the Southcenter area, a regional destination for employment, retail, dining and entertainment.

The bridge boasts a bicycle counter, so soon you will be able to see how many people are using the bridge! A grand opening for the bridge will be held in early spring 2018 once the finishing touches are completed.

Access the bridge on the west side of the river via the Green River trail near Baker Blvd. and off of W Valley Hwy just south of Longacres Way on the east side of the river.

 

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Share the Ride!

Ridesharing Options

There are many alternatives when you decide to drive. Sharing your trip helps to reduce traffic, improve air quality, reduces fuel consumption and it will save you money!

Carpooling

Looking for people to carpool with? Visit RideShareOnline.com or use the icarpool app to find a carpool match for your trip! Click here for more information about carpooling.

Did you know you can find guaranteed parking at many south King County Park and Ride facilities? Carpool parking permits are available at both King County Metro and Sound Transit lots.

If you’ve always wanted to share some of your commuting costs but haven’t had luck finding a carpool buddy, there’s a new tool that might be the solution to your problems. Waze Carpool is now available in Washington State!

App-based carpool like Waze is a great option because it allows users more flexibility. You can also:

  • Spend time with people you enjoy – You choose the people you carpool with based on profiles, ratings, and customizeable filters like same gender or coworkers only
  • Get there faster in HOV lanes – With real-time traffic updates and access to the HOV lane, you’ll get the fastest routes around Seattle
  • Reduce your commute costs – Sharing the ride means sharing the cost. Riders pay for an affordable ride, while drivers get money back for gas.

Finally, you can invite friends, neighbors, and coworkers through the Waze Carpool referral program, and get rewarded for your efforts!

Learn more at https://www.waze.com/carpool

VanPool

Want to carpool without putting miles on your car? Here in King County we have the largest publicly owned and operated vanpool program in the nation! King County Metro covers the car, the fuel, and maintenance costs.  Start a Vanpool today.

King County Metro now offers 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. Click here to see how! 

TripPool

Allows you to share trips with other riders from the nearest Transit Center or Park and Ride! Your first and last mile solution is right here.

SchoolPool 

Rideshareonline.com makes it simple for parents and students to find carpool buddies with in their school. Learn more about SchoolPool! 

 


Telework

Telework refers to alternative or flexible schedules under which an employee performs the duties and responsibilities of such employee’s position, and other authorized activities, from an approved worksite other than the location from which the employee would otherwise work. In practice, “telework” is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work, during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite (e.g., home, telework center).

Want assistance designing a telework program for your company?

Click Here or Contact King County’s Telework Expert Elham Shirazi today! Email worksmart@kingcounty.gov or call (206)909-3498.

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Learn more here.