Transportation Demand Management Program
Transportation Resources & Rewards
Ride transit, walk, bike, roll or carpool to earn rewards.
Learn more at SKCtrips.com.
Youth Ride Transit for Free
Washington State is the first state to make transit free for youth! As of September 1, 2022, riders 18 and younger can take transit for free thanks to Move Ahead Washington, a statewide transportation funding package.
Riders aged 13 to 18 are encouraged to show one of the following to the driver, if they have it:
- Youth ORCA Card
- Student ID
Youth who do not have one of these can still ride for free.
Youth who have a youth ORCA card already can extend the expiration date to their 19th birthday by completing the form at FreeYouthTransitPass.com.
Get around Tukwila with Metro Flex
Book a short ride on your phone and get picked up a few steps away from your front door. Metro Flex is the same cost as a bus trip: $2.75 for adults, $1.00 with ORCA LIFT and RRFP, and free for youth. You can take Metro Flex in Tukwila, Kent, Renton, Skyway, and more. Metro Flex was formerly known as Via to Transit.
Download the Metro Flex app or call 206-258-7739 to ride. Accommodations are available for riders with disabilities and bicycles by request. Learn more at kingcounty.gov/metroflex.
TRANSIT PASS INFORMATION
Use an ORCA card on King County Metro, Sound Transit Link light rail, Express buses and Sounder trains, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Pierce Transit and Kitsap Transit. Your ORCA card works as a pass, automatically tracking the value of different fares and transfers so you don’t have to.
Find the right ORCA card for you
With many different options for ORCA cards, there is surely one that’s right for you. Use myORCA’s online tool to find which ORCA fare is right for you:
- Which ORCA fare is right for you? (English)
- 哪张ORCA卡适合您? (中文 (简体))
- ¿Qué tarifa de ORCA es la adecuada para usted? (Español)
- Thẻ ORCA nào phù hợp với bạn? (Tiếng Việt)
- Aling ORCA card ang tama para sa iyo? (Tagalog)
TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES
Would you like assistance with your transportation options?
Call the Hopelink Transportation Resources Line at 425-943-6760.
Language interpretation available.
Check with your employer to see if they provide transportation benefits such as a subsidized ORCA card or pre-tax commuter benefits.
WALK, BIKE OR ROLL
Walk, bike or roll to your next destination. These are environmentally friendly, economical and fun ways to get where you need to go.
Walking 10 minutes a day to the bus stop or your carpool meeting location will combat fatigue and boost energy. It’s the most convenient and reliable mode of transportation for walking short distances, and it’s free.
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 and park and rides offer bicycle parking, including secure options such as bicycle lockers. See where you can park your bicycle on one end of your trip.
Tukwila Urban Center Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge
The Tukwila Urban Center Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge is a safe way to walk, bike or roll between Southcenter and Tukwila Station. Spanning across the Green River, the bridge conveniently connects Sounder, Amtrak and bus passengers to Tukwila’s urban core.
Access the bridge on the west side of the river via the Green River trail near Baker Boulevard and off of West Valley Highway south of Longacres Way on the east side of the river.
Reduce your commute costs, breeze past traffic in the carpool lane, reduce drive-alone stress and keep our air cleaner by joining a carpool or vanpool.
Find a carpool and earn rewards on RideShareOnline.com!
See where you can park your vehicle while taking transit.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, carpool parking and reduced fare parking permits were available for King County Metro and Sound Transit Park and Ride lots. This permit issuance has been suspended but may be revisited when Park and Ride system capacity is constrained.
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: Click here to search for a vanpool.
Once you find your vanpool, join it by completing an online application.
Vanshare can get you to transit stations or park and rides. Visit kingcounty.gov/metrovans to find out more.
FLEXABLE SCHEDULES AND WORKING REMOTELY
Telework is a work arrangement under which an employee performs the duties and responsibilities of their position from home or another location other than on-site. Need assistance designing a telework program for your company? Visit kingcounty.gov/telework.
WHAT IS TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT (TDM)?
Transportation demand management 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 is an ongoing TDM partner.
Tukwila’s Transportation Demand Management Team delivers TDM services to residents, employees and businesses in Tukwila and the partnering jurisdictions of Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Renton and SeaTac. These programs are possible thanks to state Regional Mobility Grant funding and in partnership with King County Metro.
Contact the Tukwila TDM Team at TDM@tukwilawa.gov.