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As school year nears, ORCAs appear.

All Seattle high school students and Seattle Promise scholars will soon receive free ORCA passes, good for 12-months of unlimited use. Seattle Public Schools (SPS) are providing more information this week and planning student orientations. Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the intended effort in her February 20 State of the… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE! 3rd Ave transit improvements – Starts Mon. Aug. 20

Starting this Monday, August 20 fall. As the Washington State Department of Transportation plans for a full three-week closure as early as this fall, of SR 99 downtown – the Alaskan Way Viaduct – and the opening of a new SR 99 tunnel under downtown, we’re ramping up our strategy to deal… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Coming Down the Pike for Transportation Equity?

Did you know that we have a Transportation Equity Program? In 2017, we created the Transportation Equity Program to prioritize affordable transportation options and address transportation inequities in our city. Transportation is currently the second highest household cost after housing and Seattle continues to grow at a rapid pace. We… [ Keep reading ]

A Near-Term Action Plan for city & regional commuters.

The One Center City Near-Term Action Plan identifies key projects and programs that will help keep people and the economy moving even as major construction projects and growth-related congestion reduce street capacity over the next 3-5 years. Without action, these pressures will slow all vehicles moving to and through the Center City,… [ Keep reading ]

Save your seat at the next U District, Let’s Go Transit Talk | May 24

Great things are coming to the University District (U. District) and U District, Let’s Go is on the ground and getting ready. About the program. U District, Let’s Go is a year-long pilot program that kicked off in January 2018 funded by Seattle Department of Transportation and WSDOT and delivered… [ Keep reading ]

TAKE A HIKE | NEW Transit to Trail Bus Service to Mount Si!

Bad case of FOMO. We saw our shadow this morning and you know what that means? That big, bright and shiny glorious ball of flame in the sky☀ is happy and shining! Like most Pacific Northwesterners, when the sun is out, we get a bad case of #FOMO (fear of missing… [ Keep reading ]

Breakfast of (Commute Trip Reduction) Champions!

On March 7, together with Commute Seattle, we celebrated the efforts of employers participating in the city’s Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program during the fourth annual Champions Celebration breakfast. The CTR program awards employers who demonstrate high engagement and innovative tactics in their transportation programs. This year the city recognized… [ Keep reading ]

Youth ORCA program saves students ~$1M on transit!

Photo by: ORCA Our Youth ORCA program signed up 3,000 students for the 2017 – 2018 school year! We’ve hit a milestone and it marks the closing of enrollment for the current school year.  The 3,000 students enrolled in the Youth ORCA program have free transit for the remainder of… [ Keep reading ]

Transportation is the Key?️

For decades, Seattle Center and KeyArena have been hosting major events and millions of visitors per year in our region. That’s why the prospect of continuing the tradition with a revitalized KeyArena is so exciting. There’s a big advantage to opening a remodeled KeyArena at Seattle Center: superior transportation options…. [ Keep reading ]

Renew and Ride: Youth ORCA Program Expanding

The Youth ORCA program is wrapping up its first full school year! And it’s been a great year – students in the program have taken 374,000 transit trips this school year – that’s a savings of $565,000 for the 2,500 students in the program! The ORCA cards students are using… [ Keep reading ]