Employee Transportation Coordinator Update

CTR Updates

Do you have an ORCA card? They are easy to get and reload, just tap the card and you’re good to go! https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/fares-orca/orca-cards.aspx

Where to buy an ORCA Card: Safeway, QFC, Fred Meyer, Northgate Station (also available for purchase via mail, e-mail, or online): https://www.myorca.com/buy-online/

Did you know about these options?

-Youth Orca Card: Youth 18 and under can ride for free

-ORCA LIFT for lower incomes (reduced fares, if eligible):


-Subsidized Annual Pass (qualified riders can travel on select transit in our region at no cost to the customer, if eligible):


Do I need a new Orca Card?

From MyOrca.com: “New ORCA cards are available to riders starting this fall. You may be asking yourself, “will the pass or E-purse value on my current card transfer over to the new one”- or – “do I even need a new card”? This article will cover the answers to those questions and more. What you need to do depends on which ORCA card you have!” https://info.myorca.com/news/orca-card-transition/

Alternatives to getting to campus:

-King County Metro: https://www.shoreline.edu/map/bus-routes-to-campus.aspx

-Carpool/Vanpool: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/travel-options/rideshare.aspx

-Bicycle, eBike, motorcycle, scooter, etc.

Benefits of biking to work:


Did you know about our student carpool parking permit?

“Each quarter, Safety & Security offers free student carpool permits to students to park in the Greenwood Lot. To receive a carpool permit, a minimum of two students must apply together, show valid identification and course schedules, and be in classes three days a week (between 7am – 12pm). Carpool permit users must arrive together to use the permit. Violations can result in the permit being revoked. Student carpool parking is not available during summer quarter.” This permit is free to eligible student carpool riders.


Did you know we have an employee carpool parking permit? Eligibility: PT or FT employee, working 3 days per week (Monday-Friday), and have 2 or more carpoolers. This permit is free to eligible employee carpool riders.

Plan ahead for snow & ice season: https://wsdot.wa.gov/about/news/2022/plan-now-snow-and-ice-season

Winter driving tips: https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/mountainpasses/winterdrivingtips


Mary Lou Ames, M.S.
Program Specialist 2, Safety & Security                          

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