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ORCA Opportunity Program provides unlimited 12-month ORCA cards at no cost to thousands of students

Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the fourth school year of the ORCA Opportunity Program – Seattle’s commitment to free transit for public high school and middle school students. Through the program, the City of Seattle provides 12-month, fully-subsidized ORCA cards to all Seattle Public high school students, income-eligible middle school students, and Seattle Promise Scholars. The card is valid through August 31, 2022 and… [ Keep reading ]

Do you want to help shape the future of transit in Seattle? The Transit Advisory Board is seeking new members!

Apply to join the Transit Advisory Board! During the pandemic, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Washington State Ferries, and other transit partners in the area made service adjustments to keep riders and operators safe. As more people return to the office and move around Seattle in coming months, transit will… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Weekend!

Independence Day is just around the corner! As we prepare for a more normal Fourth of July celebration this year, it’s important for Seattleites to keep safety in mind so they can enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends and prevent any crashes. Around the Fourth, many people head to the parks or attend a friend’s barbecue to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s buses, trains, and ferries are ready when you are!

Summary: During Ride Transit Month, we’re celebrating public transit in Seattle. Transit will play a key role in our COVID-19 recovery.  Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle and Seattle Transportation Benefit District dollars, we’re making transit improvements across the city.  Check out some of the transit projects that are… [ Keep reading ]

Up to 2,000 Seattle employees in Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, and Pioneer Square will receive an unlimited ORCA card as part of our new ORCA Recovery Card program!

UPDATE | August 25, 2021 We are distributing ORCA Recovery Cards in Occidental Square on: Monday, August 30, from 10am – 1pm   Tuesday, August 31, from 3pm – 6pm For more information and eligibility requirements, visit our webpage. Click here to preregister.  To help get Seattle employees to work affordably and… [ Keep reading ]

Starting tomorrow, get a lift out to our amazing natural forests to the east with the return of Trailhead Direct!

We are pleased to have partnered with King County Metro and King County Parks – among other regional partners – to offer Trailhead Direct.  Trailhead Direct is a seasonal transit service to popular hiking destinations in King County. This innovative program allows you to enjoy the beauty and adventure that our region… [ Keep reading ]

We’re working on a new mobility on demand solution thanks to a grant from Transit Planning 4 All!

We were recently awarded a grant from Transit Planning 4 All to inclusively plan and implement a mobility on demand solution in the Seattle-King County region! Although many Seattleites are not moving around nearly as much as we used to because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us still rely on transit. Transit Planning 4 All supports communities across… [ Keep reading ]

The RapidRide J Line – from Downtown to the U District – is still coming & will end at the U District Link light rail station. Join us virtually on Dec. 9 to learn more.

The RapidRide J Line (Roosevelt) Project is still on course to provide high-quality rapid transit service connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods of South Lake Union, Eastlake, and the University District. In partnership with King County Metro (Metro), to address budget shortfalls related to COVID-19, we plan to shorten the RapidRide J Line route. The modified route will end within one block of the U District Link… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transit Advisory Board seeks new members

The Transit Advisory Board (TAB) is accepting applications for new members to help advise Seattle on challenges and opportunities related to transit and public transportation. This volunteer board plays an important role in ensuring a successful and well-coordinated transit system, citywide! TAB members are not only passionate about transit, they… [ Keep reading ]