Transportation Demand Management Program
Transit Chat: Getting Around South King County
Join Hopelink Mobility Management and SKC Trips to learn about transportation options in South King County and earn rewards like a $20 ORCA Card. We can help you get where you need to go!
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Transportation Resources & Rewards
Take sustainable trips by walking, biking, riding transit, carpooling or teleworking to earn rewards like a $20 ORCA card!
Sign up here: SKC Trips Sign-Up Survey
SKCTrips@TukwilaWA.gov | (206) 433-7140
Metro has made big some changes to keep you safe on your next ride. What does Washington’s “Safe Start” Recovery Plan mean for your ride on King County Metro?
- Masks are required
- Reduced or suspended service on some routes
- Passenger limits
- Some seats/areas are blocked off
- Fare collection resumed on Oct. 1, 2020
COVID-19 is impacting our lives in many ways. Luckily, a healthier Metro is here. For more details, visit kingcounty.gov/HealthierMetro.
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.
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.
Talking Transit – Commuting in South King County
Hopelink Travel Programs partnered with the City of Tukwila to host this webinar regarding commute options in South King County especially in light of current King County restrictions. The webinar discusses Tukwila’s SKC Trips program, King County Metro’s COVID-19 safety measures, and general commute options and trip planning tools. This presentation connects travelers with information and equips them with resources to stay safe.
After you view the webinar, please complete this post survey: Post Webinar Survey.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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?
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.