New commuting options for employees: Sounder, Uber, Park-and-ride
Two new roundtrips have been added for the Sounder between Seattle-Lakewood, bringing the total number of roundtrips in South King and Pierce Counties up to 13 per weekday. During peak hours, Sounder trains will arrive as often as every 20 minutes. View the full Sounder Lakewood-Seattle schedule here.
A new transit discount program offered by Uber aimed at people living in Rainier Valley and South King County will allow for employees to get a $3.50 discount on all UberX and UberPOOL trips to and from qualifying light rail stations. To see participating light rail stations and full instructions to set up the discount in the Uber app, please click here.
A new temporary park-and-ride lot has been opened in south Bellevue. The new lot located at 1624 Bellevue Way SE, provides parking for up to fifty vehicles and includes four signed 15-minue parking spaces designated for pickup and drop-off. The lot is served by routes 249, 550, and 555/556.
As a reminder, Metro’s fall service revisions began September 23. As always, ID/ORCA cards are good for full fare on Sounder trains and Metro buses. For more information about employee transit options visit www.kingcounty.gov/ETP.