Walking Bus pilot program launches Nov. 15

King County is launching a “Walking Bus” pilot program where county employees can join their colleagues and a Facilities Management Division (FMD) Security Escort each evening walking to the King Street Station and the Colman Dock from the downtown campus.

In this initial pilot phase, two dedicated security escorts will depart daily, Monday-Friday, from the King County Courthouse: one to the King Street Station and one to the Colman Dock ferry terminal:

Meet Location: King County Courthouse, 4th Avenue Entrance

Walking Time to King Street Station: 5-10 minutes

Walking Time to Colman Dock: 12-20 minutes

  1. To King Street Station – Depart 4th Avenue Entrance at 4:40 p.m.
    1. 4:55 p.m. train (southbound)
  2. To Colman Dock – Depart 4th Avenue Entrance at 5:05 p.m.
    1. 5:30 p.m. sailing to Bremerton (car)
    2. 5:30 p.m. sailing to Vashon Island (foot ferry)
    3. 5:40 p.m. sailing to Bremerton (foot ferry)
    4. 5:45 p.m. sailing to Bainbridge Island (car).

For additional information, please contact the FMD Security emergency dispatch center at 206-296-5000 or FMD.Security@kingcounty.gov.

The Walking Bus pilot program is in addition to security escorts offered by FMD Security Officers, who can escort you for several blocks from the building you work in, from downtown buildings to Goat Hill Garage or immediate vicinity bus stops. Please contact the FMD Security emergency dispatch center at 206-296-5000 or FMD.Security@kingcounty.gov to arrange for a security escort whether coming in to work or leaving work. Advance notice for a Security Escort is appreciated.   You can learn about the many employee transportation and safety programs on the Future of Work Personal Safety site (employee access only).