Temporary subsidized daily parking starting March 1
King County is temporarily subsidizing half the employee cost of parking at the Goat Hill Parking Garage and King Street Center Garage. The subsidized daily rate will be $10, effective March 1, 2022. This subsidized parking replaces the County’s temporary paid employee parking program, which will end on Feb. 28, 2022.
As we begin the gradual transition to our post-pandemic Future of Work model for delivering services, this temporary subsidized rate will be available to employees who elect to drive to downtown Seattle from March 1 through Sept. 2, 2022. Employees who wish to park at either of these garages will pay a $10 daily rate using the process found on this intranet page.
King County agencies will incur the remaining $10 balance of the full $20 daily rate for employees. Please note that in busy periods parking stalls may be fully occupied at these locations.
Motorcycles can be parked for free in both garages during this time, provided they are parked in the designated motorcycle areas and space is available.
Temporary monthly subsidized parking starting April 1
Starting in April, King County will offer a temporary monthly subsidized parking rate that will also be in effect until Sept. 2, 2022. The Facilities Management Division will share information next month on how to sign up for temporary subsidized monthly parking. To get the subsidized rate in March you will need to use the daily parking process.
Employees who receive paid parking as provided in their collective bargaining agreements will continue to do so after this date, per the terms of the agreement.
As a reminder, your employee ID/ORCA card covers your fare on public transportation services. See the Employee Transportation Program webpage for a current list of services that accept your employee ID/ORCA card as fare payment. King County Metro’s all-day, frequent, regional network continues to welcome more riders to transit. After restoring 36 routes in October 2021, Metro will make further improvements in March 2022. Updates include easier access to hospitals and schools, more night service in central and southeast Seattle, and some trip increases funded by the City of Seattle. Metro’s daily disinfecting protocols, contactless payment options, and upgraded air filters will continue indefinitely. Also, guided by community, the agency is hiring more than 50 additional transit security officers and is moving forward with the Safety, Security, and Fare Enforcement (SaFE) Reform Initiative to make transit more equitable, secure, and welcoming.
Click here for full unsubsidized rates as of Jan. 1, 2022.