Transportation Demand Management Program
Transportation Resources & Rewards
SKCTrips@TukwilaWA.gov | (206) 433-7140
Find a sustainable, healthy way to get around.
Trip Planning Resources
Would you like assistance with your transportation options?
Call the Hopelink Mobility Line at (425) 943-6760.
Tip: Check with your employer to see if they provide transportation benefits such as a subsidized ORCA card or pre-tax commuter benefits.
Light Rail, Bus & Train
Give your car a break and try transit today! You just might find you like the freedom to relax.
Link Light Rail
Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail stops at Tukwila International Boulevard Station and can take you south to SeaTac or north to the University of Washington. With stops in South Seattle neighborhoods, the stadium district, the International District/Chinatown and downtown locations, it’s a great option.
Light Rail service runs from 5am to 1am Monday through Saturday and 6am to midnight on Sundays. Trains arrive and depart every 6 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day.
Transit Pass Information
You can use an ORCA card 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 Taxis! It 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. Instructions on use can be found at ORCAcard.com.
Get a reduced fare ORCA card
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.
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.
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
- 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
To request a hard copy or print-friendly version of these materials please email SKCTransportationOptions@Tukwilawa.gov
Riding your bike or walking are healthy, environmentally friendly, economical, and fun ways to get around. If you are able, walking is the most convenient and reliable mode for short distances and it’s free! Even walking 10 minutes a day to the bus stop or your carpool meeting location will combat fatigue and boost energy. Cycling just 20 minutes a day reduces the risk of diabetes and lowers blood pressure. Most buses have bike racks on the front, and Link light rail and Sounder trains have spaces for bikes, making it easy to ride to the stop, then hop on. Transit stations also offer a variety of bicycle parking options, including secure options such as bicycle lockers.
Tukwila Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge
A dedicated pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Green River provides a connection from Southcenter to Tukwila Station, which is served by both Sounder and Amtrak train service. 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.
Bike Everywhere Month 2019
Thanks to all who are participating in the 2019 Bike Everywhere Challenge!
Tukwila Bike Events
In May 2020, the City will host a Bike Everywhere Day Celebration Station in Bicentennial Park for the fourth year in a row! This event is hosted in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club and King County Metro, who will bring a bus out to give cyclists the opportunity to learn the best way to load/unload your bike on the front of the bus. Please visit us in May to snag a snack and a safety item!
Find a carpool and earn rewards on RideshareOnline.com!
Sharing a ride on a vanpool is great for commuters with similar schedules and routes to work. A vanpool is a group of 5 or more people who share a similar commute. Everyone in the group pays a monthly fare based on mileage, number of riders, and size of van.
Find a vanpool: Visit kingcounty.gov/metrovans and click on “Find a Vanpool” to search by city or zipcode.
Join an existing van by completing an application and emailing it to email@example.com.
Try out a van for 3 days free with Ticket to Ride.
Vanshare can get you to transit stations or park and rides. Visit kingcounty.gov/metrovans to find out more.
Working Remotely and Flexible Schedules
Have you considered working from home and skipping your commute altogether? Even if you worked remotely once a month, you’d be reducing vehicles on the road while saving time and money!
Do you know if your company offers flexible start and end times to help you avoid rush hour? You might have the option to work 4 10-hour days to reduce a work day and commute trip!
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, King County Metro and Sound Transit services are reduced temporarily. Transit is free on services including Metro buses, water taxi, and ACCESS Paratransit, Link Light Rail, Sounder Train, and Sound Transit buses until further notice.
We’ve entered a time in which we need to prioritize our wellbeing. Metro buses are disinfected daily. Help keep yourself and others healthy. Don’t travel if you are sick. If you must use transit, practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others to the degree possible and board buses at the rear entrance.
What is Transportation Demand Management (TDM)?
TDM refers to a set of strategies aimed at reducing the demand for roadway travel, particularly in single occupancy vehicles. These strategies address a wide range of externalities associated with driving, including congestion, poor air quality, less livable communities, reduced public health, dependence on oil, and climate change.
King County Metro
King County Metro is an ongoing TDM partner.
Click below for transportation resources in Tukwila and our partnering TDM jurisdictions:
Tukwila’s TDM Team delivers TDM services to residents, employees and businesses in Tukwila and the partnering jurisdictions of Kent, Renton and SeaTac. Our projects reduce congestion and improve air quality. These programs are possible thanks to state Regional Mobility Grant funding and in partnership with King County Metro.