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Welcome to the City of Sammamish Mobility Hub!

On this page you will find a variety of resources to help you get around the City and region using Public Transportation. In partnership with King County Metro, the City of Sammamish has two pilot programs that help connect Sammamish residents within and throughout the region. You will also find information about SchoolPool, and the local bus routes that travel through Sammamish.

If you have any questions please ask in the Q&A tool below, send an email to RKirkpatrick@sammamish.us, or call (425) 295-0646


COVID-19 UPDATE: King County Metro and Sound Transit have temporarily reduced service as of Monday, March 23 until further notice to support the health of the community.

Sammamish Routes that are temporarily suspended: Route 216 and 219

Sammamish Routes with most or all trips operating: Route 269, Sound Transit Route 554, and Sammamish Community Ride

Starting Monday, May 18 until further notice, new public health Directive requires masks or face coverings on transit.

King County Metro and Sound Transit have discontinued fare collections until end of September and are directing riders to board and exit at the rear doors of buses only, if they are able.

If your route was cut, here are some alternate routes to consider.

For routes that experienced service cuts (i.e., fewer hours and/or frequency of trips), there’s an interactive web tool listing specific trips cut for each route.

To learn more about measures King County Metro is taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please visit here.

This is an evolving situation. For more information about all service changes in King County and other traveling alternatives, please visit here.

September 2020 Service Change:

Due to reduced revenue, the September service change for Metro will include cuts and suspensions to routes in the region, including routes that serve Sammamish residents.

A complete list of routes affected by the changes coming in September is available, and details to clearly explain what trips are operating on those routes will be available in the coming months.

Unless additional funding sources are identified, further transit service reductions are planned throughout 2021 and 2022 similarly due to lower revenue projections from Metro’s major funding sources of sales tax and fare revenues.

Metro routes facing revisions in September 2020

Per the categories below, these routes will either be revised, suspended, reduced, or canceled in September 2020 due to losses in revenue. Details about service levels will be provided in coming months.

Sammamish Routes and services with most or all trips currently operating (Routes with two or fewer trips cut)

  • 269 (will face long-term reductions due to the loss of Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) funding)
  • Sound Transit 554

Sammamish Routes with continued suspension until further notice (effective June 22):

  • 216, 219

If your route has been cut and you need to get somewhere, please see this list of updated options to help riders.

For more information and updates on Metro services, please see here.

Click here to see the complete reduced schedule for King County.




Click Here to Request a Trip!

COVID-19 Update: This service is operating with safety precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. This service is temporarily fare-free. A
1-passenger trip is temporarily allowed.

Masks are required, gloves are provided, and the vehicles are sanitized after each use.

Volunteer Drivers must be at lower risk for COVID-19 (under the age of 60, not pregnant, and free of underlying health conditions) and take all required safety precautions.

What is it?

This is rideshare pilot program brought to Sammamish neighborhoods by King County Metro in partnership with the City of Sammamish, to provide community members with a new way to share a ride. This service provides shared rides, either one-time or recurring, to popular destinations throughout the region. Trips are available throughout the day, evening, and on weekends to provide you with customized options for getting around when bus service doesn't meet your needs. Trips must be scheduled in advance through your Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) and requested either by contacting your CTC or online.

How it works?

  • Community members travel together in King County Metro vans to local destinations throughout the day, evening and weekends.
  • Group trips and stops are organized ahead of time by the CTC.
  • Riders can contact their CTC or fill out a trip request form to find a pre-scheduled community van trip or to request a new trip.
  • Each rider will pay a Metro one-zone fare for the round trip while the driver travels for free.
  • Riders can suggest a trip they know is popular with their friends and neighbors.
  • Accessible community vans are available upon request. Inform the CTC about your needs before your trip.

How to pay?

Fares are round trip and are priced at one zone off-peak, which is $2.75.
Click here for King County Metro fare.

  • Use the Transit to Go App on your phone: Click here for more info and to download the app.
  • ORCA Card, if you have a monthly pass, NOT E-purse. Click here for more info on ORCA cards.
  • Human Service Ticket with correct fare.

How to become an approved driver

Support your neighbors, your community and help the environment by becoming a Community Van volunteer driver. You can choose which trips you drive and how many times you drive a week.

  1. Download, complete and sign the Driver Application form.
  2. Email the completed form to communityvan@sammamish.us.
  3. After receiving and reviewing your application, King County Metro and your Community Transportation Coordinator will contact you to complete your driver orientation and help you get started.

COVID-19 Update: This service is available and operating with safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What is it?

In partnership with King County Metro, Community Ride is a dial-a-ride shuttle. Rather than traveling along a fixed route, Sammamish Community Ride is an on-demand transportation service that travels within a specified service area. It offers flexible service throughout designated areas in Klahanie, Sunny hills, Providence Point, Sammamish Highlands neighborhoods, and Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (see map).

How can I reserve a ride?Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekdays, and Saturdays (beginning July 6) from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pick-up and drop-off is operating on demand, which can be requested via phone or new app "Community Ride", no more than 30 minutes in advance. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be made the following ways:

How to Pay

Upon boarding pay your fare with any of the following:

What to pay Effective: July 1, 2018 Effective: 07-01-2018 Adult $2.75 FORAGES 19 TO 64 Youth $1.50 FORAGES 6 TO 18 Children FREE FORAGES 5 AND UNDER* ORCA Lift $1.50 REDUCED FARE** RRFP Cardholders $1.00 SENIORS OR DISABLED (INFO)† Access Transportation $1.75 ID NUMBER REQUIRED‡Get your ORCA card online at orcacard.com, by phone at 1-888-988-6722 (ORCA) or WA Relay: 711 (1-888-889-6368), at ticket vending machines in Sounder and Link light rail stations, or at one of the transit agency customer service offices.

Accessibility

All Metro vehicles are wheelchair accessible. For more information about accessible service and bus-acceptable wheelchair/scooter specifications, call 206-553-3000.

Bike and Ride

The Sammamish Community Ride has a bike rack. The rack is easy to use, and offered at no additional cost to the rider.

Snow/Emergency Service

During snow conditions, the Sammamish Community Ride service may be interrupted due to inoperable road conditions. In the rare event that Metro declares an emergency, it will not operate. Visit metrowinter.com and sign up for Transit Alerts to stay informed during adverse conditions, or call the reservation office at 1-855-233-6043

COVID-19 Update: Some routes may have reduced or suspended service, visit here for the most recent information.

What buses go through Sammamish?

Metro has three bus lines that go through Sammamish. The following routes are listed below with their route map.

Click HERE to see the PDF route map and timetable for route 269.

Click HERE to see the PDF route map and timetable for route 216, 218, 219.

Click HERE to see the PDF route map and timetable for route 554.

How to pay for the bus

Click HERE to see how to pay for the bus

How much to pay for the bus

Click HERE to see what to pay for the bus

Where you can buy ORCA Cards and bus Tickets

Click HERE to see where you can purchase ORCA cards and Bus tickets.

Plan a trip!

Click HERE to plan your trip using Metro's mapping tool. Enter your origin and destination to see available routes.

Click HERE to plan your trip using Sound Transit's mapping tool. Enter your origin and destination to see available routes.

Sign up for Transit Alerts and Updates Through King County Metro!

Click HERE to sign up for transit alerts through King County Metro.



COVID-19 Update: We want to help all our families practice safe walking and rolling during this time of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. Use this tip sheet to talk with your child about traffic safety basics and how-to social distance while being active outside.

What is School Pool?

Sammamish SchoolPool is in partnership between City of Sammamish, local schools, and King County Metro to carry out Safe Routes to School efforts and reduce traffic on our streets. SchoolPool is a way for cities and schools to make it safer, easier and more fun for families to get to school by walking, rolling (such as biking, using a wheelchair, scooting) or carpooling.

How to get your school involved in SchoolPool

Interested in routinely walking, biking, or carpooling to and/or from school with other families?

  • Connect with your school administration or PTA to see if your school is participating or to ask for school participation. The City of Sammamish will help facilitate the implementation of the program in new schools. You can contact Rori Kirkpatrick, Community Transportation Coordinator to help get your school started by email or calling (425) 295-0646. McAuliffe Elementary is the first school to participate in Sammamish SchoolPool. Sammamish SchoolPool will expand to more schools in 2020 and 2021.
  • Once connected, help your school organize fun events like "Walk and Roll to School Day" or "Cocoa for Carpools" and promote safe, environmentally friendly ways to get to and from school.
  • Reach out to the City of Sammamish to create a network on Sammamish’s RideShare Online SchoolPool tool to join an existing group or to form a new group. This is a free, safe and secure web-based tool that matches student families at the same or nearby schools who wish to travel together by walking or biking groups or carpooling.

Visit here to learn more about SchoolPool!

Community Van Community Ride Local Bus RoutesSchoolPool


Welcome to the City of Sammamish Mobility Hub!

On this page you will find a variety of resources to help you get around the City and region using Public Transportation. In partnership with King County Metro, the City of Sammamish has two pilot programs that help connect Sammamish residents within and throughout the region. You will also find information about SchoolPool, and the local bus routes that travel through Sammamish.

If you have any questions please ask in the Q&A tool below, send an email to RKirkpatrick@sammamish.us, or call (425) 295-0646


COVID-19 UPDATE: King County Metro and Sound Transit have temporarily reduced service as of Monday, March 23 until further notice to support the health of the community.

Sammamish Routes that are temporarily suspended: Route 216 and 219

Sammamish Routes with most or all trips operating: Route 269, Sound Transit Route 554, and Sammamish Community Ride

Starting Monday, May 18 until further notice, new public health Directive requires masks or face coverings on transit.

King County Metro and Sound Transit have discontinued fare collections until end of September and are directing riders to board and exit at the rear doors of buses only, if they are able.

If your route was cut, here are some alternate routes to consider.

For routes that experienced service cuts (i.e., fewer hours and/or frequency of trips), there’s an interactive web tool listing specific trips cut for each route.

To learn more about measures King County Metro is taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please visit here.

This is an evolving situation. For more information about all service changes in King County and other traveling alternatives, please visit here.

September 2020 Service Change:

Due to reduced revenue, the September service change for Metro will include cuts and suspensions to routes in the region, including routes that serve Sammamish residents.

A complete list of routes affected by the changes coming in September is available, and details to clearly explain what trips are operating on those routes will be available in the coming months.

Unless additional funding sources are identified, further transit service reductions are planned throughout 2021 and 2022 similarly due to lower revenue projections from Metro’s major funding sources of sales tax and fare revenues.

Metro routes facing revisions in September 2020

Per the categories below, these routes will either be revised, suspended, reduced, or canceled in September 2020 due to losses in revenue. Details about service levels will be provided in coming months.

Sammamish Routes and services with most or all trips currently operating (Routes with two or fewer trips cut)

  • 269 (will face long-term reductions due to the loss of Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) funding)
  • Sound Transit 554

Sammamish Routes with continued suspension until further notice (effective June 22):

  • 216, 219

If your route has been cut and you need to get somewhere, please see this list of updated options to help riders.

For more information and updates on Metro services, please see here.

Click here to see the complete reduced schedule for King County.




Click Here to Request a Trip!

COVID-19 Update: This service is operating with safety precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. This service is temporarily fare-free. A
1-passenger trip is temporarily allowed.

Masks are required, gloves are provided, and the vehicles are sanitized after each use.

Volunteer Drivers must be at lower risk for COVID-19 (under the age of 60, not pregnant, and free of underlying health conditions) and take all required safety precautions.

What is it?

This is rideshare pilot program brought to Sammamish neighborhoods by King County Metro in partnership with the City of Sammamish, to provide community members with a new way to share a ride. This service provides shared rides, either one-time or recurring, to popular destinations throughout the region. Trips are available throughout the day, evening, and on weekends to provide you with customized options for getting around when bus service doesn't meet your needs. Trips must be scheduled in advance through your Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) and requested either by contacting your CTC or online.

How it works?

  • Community members travel together in King County Metro vans to local destinations throughout the day, evening and weekends.
  • Group trips and stops are organized ahead of time by the CTC.
  • Riders can contact their CTC or fill out a trip request form to find a pre-scheduled community van trip or to request a new trip.
  • Each rider will pay a Metro one-zone fare for the round trip while the driver travels for free.
  • Riders can suggest a trip they know is popular with their friends and neighbors.
  • Accessible community vans are available upon request. Inform the CTC about your needs before your trip.

How to pay?

Fares are round trip and are priced at one zone off-peak, which is $2.75.
Click here for King County Metro fare.

  • Use the Transit to Go App on your phone: Click here for more info and to download the app.
  • ORCA Card, if you have a monthly pass, NOT E-purse. Click here for more info on ORCA cards.
  • Human Service Ticket with correct fare.

How to become an approved driver

Support your neighbors, your community and help the environment by becoming a Community Van volunteer driver. You can choose which trips you drive and how many times you drive a week.

  1. Download, complete and sign the Driver Application form.
  2. Email the completed form to communityvan@sammamish.us.
  3. After receiving and reviewing your application, King County Metro and your Community Transportation Coordinator will contact you to complete your driver orientation and help you get started.

COVID-19 Update: This service is available and operating with safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What is it?

In partnership with King County Metro, Community Ride is a dial-a-ride shuttle. Rather than traveling along a fixed route, Sammamish Community Ride is an on-demand transportation service that travels within a specified service area. It offers flexible service throughout designated areas in Klahanie, Sunny hills, Providence Point, Sammamish Highlands neighborhoods, and Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride (see map).

How can I reserve a ride?Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekdays, and Saturdays (beginning July 6) from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pick-up and drop-off is operating on demand, which can be requested via phone or new app "Community Ride", no more than 30 minutes in advance. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be made the following ways:

How to Pay

Upon boarding pay your fare with any of the following:

What to pay Effective: July 1, 2018 Effective: 07-01-2018 Adult $2.75 FORAGES 19 TO 64 Youth $1.50 FORAGES 6 TO 18 Children FREE FORAGES 5 AND UNDER* ORCA Lift $1.50 REDUCED FARE** RRFP Cardholders $1.00 SENIORS OR DISABLED (INFO)† Access Transportation $1.75 ID NUMBER REQUIRED‡Get your ORCA card online at orcacard.com, by phone at 1-888-988-6722 (ORCA) or WA Relay: 711 (1-888-889-6368), at ticket vending machines in Sounder and Link light rail stations, or at one of the transit agency customer service offices.

Accessibility

All Metro vehicles are wheelchair accessible. For more information about accessible service and bus-acceptable wheelchair/scooter specifications, call 206-553-3000.

Bike and Ride

The Sammamish Community Ride has a bike rack. The rack is easy to use, and offered at no additional cost to the rider.

Snow/Emergency Service

During snow conditions, the Sammamish Community Ride service may be interrupted due to inoperable road conditions. In the rare event that Metro declares an emergency, it will not operate. Visit metrowinter.com and sign up for Transit Alerts to stay informed during adverse conditions, or call the reservation office at 1-855-233-6043

COVID-19 Update: Some routes may have reduced or suspended service, visit here for the most recent information.

What buses go through Sammamish?

Metro has three bus lines that go through Sammamish. The following routes are listed below with their route map.

Click HERE to see the PDF route map and timetable for route 269.

Click HERE to see the PDF route map and timetable for route 216, 218, 219.

Click HERE to see the PDF route map and timetable for route 554.

How to pay for the bus

Click HERE to see how to pay for the bus

How much to pay for the bus

Click HERE to see what to pay for the bus

Where you can buy ORCA Cards and bus Tickets

Click HERE to see where you can purchase ORCA cards and Bus tickets.

Plan a trip!

Click HERE to plan your trip using Metro's mapping tool. Enter your origin and destination to see available routes.

Click HERE to plan your trip using Sound Transit's mapping tool. Enter your origin and destination to see available routes.

Sign up for Transit Alerts and Updates Through King County Metro!

Click HERE to sign up for transit alerts through King County Metro.



COVID-19 Update: We want to help all our families practice safe walking and rolling during this time of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. Use this tip sheet to talk with your child about traffic safety basics and how-to social distance while being active outside.

What is School Pool?

Sammamish SchoolPool is in partnership between City of Sammamish, local schools, and King County Metro to carry out Safe Routes to School efforts and reduce traffic on our streets. SchoolPool is a way for cities and schools to make it safer, easier and more fun for families to get to school by walking, rolling (such as biking, using a wheelchair, scooting) or carpooling.

How to get your school involved in SchoolPool

Interested in routinely walking, biking, or carpooling to and/or from school with other families?

  • Connect with your school administration or PTA to see if your school is participating or to ask for school participation. The City of Sammamish will help facilitate the implementation of the program in new schools. You can contact Rori Kirkpatrick, Community Transportation Coordinator to help get your school started by email or calling (425) 295-0646. McAuliffe Elementary is the first school to participate in Sammamish SchoolPool. Sammamish SchoolPool will expand to more schools in 2020 and 2021.
  • Once connected, help your school organize fun events like "Walk and Roll to School Day" or "Cocoa for Carpools" and promote safe, environmentally friendly ways to get to and from school.
  • Reach out to the City of Sammamish to create a network on Sammamish’s RideShare Online SchoolPool tool to join an existing group or to form a new group. This is a free, safe and secure web-based tool that matches student families at the same or nearby schools who wish to travel together by walking or biking groups or carpooling.

Visit here to learn more about SchoolPool!

Have a question about Community Van, Community Ride, Local Bus Routes, or SchoolPool? Please ask your question here! 

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    can the community Van give rides to the sea/tac airport?

    MP Asked 6 days ago

    Hello and thank you for your question! Currently, the Community Van Program is allowing “one-way” trips to Sea/Tac Airport while we try to establish and grow the Program in the community.  After Community Van is established and functioning in a more normal way, "round trips" will be required.  Please also keep in mind that "one-way" trips are not prioritized and might not always be accepted or completed during this period of flexibility.  

    If you would like to schedule a ride with Community Van please visit here or call (425) 295-0646

    Thank you and have a nice day!

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    I am in a powerchair and sometimes need to take a taxi to/from Redmond when I get my accessible van repaired. So, my questions are: Is the van wheelchair accessible? Can you start your trip in Redmond and have the van bring you home to Sammamish? On the rare occasion that I'm without my vehicle for a day, can someone drive me to Maltby in the morning (where I teach) and take me home at 4:00 if I have the trip planned in advance? Can I have a friend sign up to be a volunteer and essentially just volunteer when I need a ride somewhere? (Assuming the van is wheelchair accessible.)

    BVH Asked 5 months ago

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Community Van!

    To answer your questions:

    We do have one van that is wheelchair accessible. The van should be able to accommodate a powerchair, you can arrange to test it out before a trip if you'd like. 

    Trips must originate in Sammamish and can pick up people along the way. So, it could be the case that the volunteer driver picks up the van in Sammamish, then they pick you up in Redmond and bring you back. Trips are scheduled on a first-come first-served basis and are subject to volunteer driver availability, so if you schedule your trip in advance and there is volunteer driver availability, it is likely that trips can be arranged to take you to Maltby in the morning and take you back home in the afternoon. 

    Volunteer drivers must be approved by King Country Metro's Risk Team, but anyone over 18 can apply if they have a license. If your friend applies and becomes an approved driver,  it's possible that they can be the person to give you a ride somewhere. 

    During COVID-19 Community Van is operating with more flexibility to meet the needs of the community. Usually, Community Van must have at least two riders and a volunteer driver to complete a trip. During COVID-19, Community Van is only requiring one rider and a volunteer driver to complete a trip. 

    If you have any other questions, you can email them to communityvan@sammamish.us. If you’d like to forward the driver application to your friend, here is the link. The process to become a volunteer driver takes about two weeks.

    Thank you!

    Rori Kirkpatrick

    Community Transportation Coordinator | City of Sammamish