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MLS Cup Champions – Seattle Sounders hosts celebration parade in downtown Seattle, Tues. Nov 12

Sunday was an …E P I C… day for Seattle Sounders fans! Now here comes the celebratory parade. The Sounders made history at CenturyLink Field on Sunday as the second most attended MSL Cup of all time. Tickets to the 24th MLS Cup sold out in minutes and 69,274… [ Keep reading ]

Read our Annual Report to see how we’re serving all corners of the city with more bus rides.

Thanks to the voter-approved Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposition 1 (STBD), we continue to make improvements to bus service & access within Seattle.   In partnership with King County Metro (Metro), we’re serving all corners of the city with more trips. More access to higher frequency service means you get… [ Keep reading ]

ORCA Comes to the Monorail: All Aboard!

The ORCA Card program is robust, allowing folks to easily tap onto King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, the Seattle Streetcar, the King County Water Taxi, and Washington State Ferries. Now, Seattle Center Monorail will join the ORCA family in October! Monorail will… [ Keep reading ]

The Two-Way Columbia St Transit Pathway is On Its Way!

We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between Alaskan Way and 3rd Ave, opening to transit in early 2020. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses… [ Keep reading ]

Prepare for Travel Impacts Downtown on 1st Ave S and 3rd Ave

The #SeattleSqueeze continues this week, as demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and construction of new ORCA transit card readers impact travel to and through downtown. Read on and plan ahead for your next trip downtown! July 1 – August 4: NB Bus Stop Closure at 3rd Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Calling All #Orcaheros!

When the ORCA Card program named itself, it opened up some wonderful opportunities for puns and references. The best take? Transportation Choices Coalition and Washington Environmental Council’s new comic meant to raise awareness about protecting our waters: Be an #orcahero this #RideTransit Month. What do orcas have to do… [ Keep reading ]

2.4 Million Transit Trips and Counting Using ORCA Opportunity Cards!

#SeattleDidYouKnow: we provide ORCA cards to high school and middle school students in Seattle’s public schools! The program, called ORCA Opportunity, launched in August 2018 to provide ORCA cards to high school students at Seattle Public Schools, income-qualified middle school students at Seattle Public Schools, and Seattle Promise Scholars…. [ Keep reading ]

Another new normal. Another new chapter. 7 buses make their final ascent to surface streets.

Another new normal. Another new chapter. Tonight, we bid our final farewell as the buses exit stage left and right of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel platform. By the time most of you wake up on Saturday morning (3.23.19), seven bus routes will have made their permanent ascent from the… [ Keep reading ]

CHAPTER 1 #SeattleSqueeze Data: Less driving, more transit, more biking!

Approximately 250,000 people commute to and through downtown each day. With the new SR 99 tunnel now open, we’ve been analyzing the data from the closure to understand what went well, how we could have done better, and how we can keep the good changes going during the next chapter… [ Keep reading ]

Here are the #SeattleSqueeze numbers you’ve been waiting for.

One week down, Seattle. We made it through our first week of the #SeattleSqueeze and the #Realign99 closure. We’re making history and we think it’s important that you know this – that you, we, us, we’re all part of this epic Seattle transportation story. And whilst you’re sitting on… [ Keep reading ]