How can I get help paying for transportation?
The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Transit Pass is a partnership between SHA and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Eligible SHA residents receive an unlimited-use ORCA card to take transit at no cost. The program will run through December 31, 2026.
King County Metro provides discount bus ticket programs:
Offers reduced fares to riders with low income.
Apply at Seattle/King County Public Health locations, or find other locations
Offers reduced fares on many public transportation systems to:
Seniors (age 65 or older)
Riders with a disability (must apply in person)
Offers public transit in King and Snohomish Counties through Hopelink.
Call 2-1-1 to see if there are other transportation programs you might qualify for.
How can I find out which bus route to take?
- Visit King County Metro’s TripPlanner http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/ Type in your address and the address where you want to go for options on which route to take
- Download the app on your smartphone: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/trip-planner/mobile-apps/
- Call 206.553.3000 to speak to a staff member
How can I find driving directions?
Many websites offer customized driving direction tools that can be used online or loaded onto a smart phone. Google.com is one example.
What else can I do if I’ve already tried the ideas above and still have not found transportation that works for me?
Community agencies or religious organizations you currently receive services from might able to help
Family and friends might be willing to assist
Ask your school or employer if they have transportation assistance discounts or programs
Consider carpooling or vanpooling. Find info at ridershareonline.com
Consider car or bike sharing programs such as Car2Go.com, Prontocycleshare.com and Zipcar.com