The Transportation Management Plan of Seattle Colleges offers many different ways for faculty and staff to get to and from campus- paying particular attention and placing priority on alternative modes of transportation to reduce environmental, social, and economic costs of single occupant vehicles.

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North Seattle College
Seattle Central College
South Seattle
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Bus and Rail

Students, faculty, and staff are eligible for a subsidized Pugent Sound transit pass called the “ORCA Card,” a multi-countywide public transit pass that can be used for buses, light rail, trains, and other public transportation. Contact your campus transportation office for more information.

  • Staff pay $51 per quarter and receive unlimited rides on all Sound Transit buses and Light Rail; King County Metro buses and passenger only ferries; Kitsap Transit buses and passenger only ferries; Pierce, Community, and Everett Transit buses; as well as the Sounder Train. FT faculty and staff working at least 50% of employment are eligible for payroll deduction of the benefit, and may opt for a pretax deduction.  Staff may also be eligible to receive some free parking days for those times when driving is unavoidable.  Please see your campus transportation coordinator for more information.
  • Students pay $125 and receive a card pre-loaded with $250 worth of rides. Students also have the option to use these funds to purchase monthly-unlimited ride passes. Please go HERE for more information.

King County Metro link

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Walkers and Bicyclists

Walkers and bicyclists have access to lockers and shower facilities to better accommodate those modes of commuting. There several bike share organizations operating in Seattle, including:


Some employees who carpool to campus are eligible for a discounted parking permit. King County Metro provides vanpool services for groups of 5-15 commuters who share a ride and pay a fixed fare. If a permanent employee is the driver of the vanpool, that employee may receive the discounted parking rate for “carpool” drivers and take advantage of assigned carpool parking spaces. For additional vanpool information, please contact Metro at 206.625.4500 or click here.


Seattle College employees employees are eligible to receive a monthly subsidy for ferry passes. Contact your campus transportation office for more information.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

North, Central, and Georgetown campuses have fast charging stations for electric vehicles. In order to use the charging stations, you need to sign up to be a ChargePoint member.


All permanent employees, participating in the TMP program as non-driving employees, are eligible for the Zipcar, a car-sharing service. Seattle Colleges pays for the cost of membership and the use of the Zipcar between the hours of 7:30am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday, for up to a maximum of six (6) hours per day. Contact your campus transportation office for more information. Employees must sign up before they can use Zipcar.

Flex-Time and Compressed Work Week

Departments and offices have the option of having staff work compressed schedules and incorporating flex-time throughout the academic year depending on their work responsibilities. Individuals can work with their supervisor to develop individual work schedules. Check with your supervisor if you are interested in a compressed work week and/or flex-time.


A telecommuting arrangement can be initiated upon the employee’s request. Supervisors must determine the feasibility of the proposed telecommuting arrangement, then work in conjunction with the employee to come up with a telecommuting agreement. Not all work situations are suitable for telecommuting and not all proposals will be approved. Employees should reference Seattle Colleges Policy and Procedure 447: Telecommuting.

Guaranteed Ride Home Program

Seattle Colleges offers free emergency rides home during work hours for those that commute via bus, walk, or ride, because sometime emergencies happen and employees must get home quickly. Contact your transportation office for more information.


For general information regarding your transportation options, please contact Seattle Colleges Transportation at