Employee Transportation Program
Transportation benefits for King County employees
Leave your car at home. Buses, light rail, Sounder trains, and the Seattle Streetcar provide reliable, consistent, and relaxing ways to get to work. If you’re a King County employee eligible for commute benefits, your employee ID/ORCA card pays your fare on the following regular services:
- Metro Transit, Sound Transit Express, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, and Everett Transit bus service.
- Link light rail
- Sounder train
- Seattle Streetcar
Direct, flexible, and cost-effective. Transit agencies provide the van, gas, insurance, and maintenance. You choose the route and schedule, and provide drivers and riders (or join an existing group). Your ID/ORCA card covers up to $65/month of your vanpool fare.
Bike or walk
Good for your carbon footprint and your waistline. Employees who work outside downtown Seattle and commute primarily by bike or walking can earn a monthly incentive worth $20.
Use your bike to connect to transit and get the best of both worlds. All local buses, plus Link light rail and Sounder trains, have bike racks or spaces. You can also have one added to a vanpool van.
Flexibility and savings. Employees who work outside of downtown Seattle and commute primarily by carpool can earn a monthly incentive worth $20.
Walk-on, congestion-free commuting with a view. The King County Water Taxi and Kitsap Transit ferries (including the new Fast Ferry between Bremerton and Seattle) accept the King County Employee ID/ORCA card as fare payment.
Want more flexibility to balance work and the rest of your life? King County has a robust telecommuting policy, and we have tools to help managers and employees participate.
Home free guarantee
Don’t worry about getting stuck! Employees who commute to work by bus, train, carpool, vanpool, bike, or walking can get up to eight free taxi rides home per year in cases of unexpected need or emergency.
For Youth Service Center employees only
Parking will be limited during construction of the Children and Family Justice Center and we have fantastic commute options for you!