Options for People with Limited Income

Transportation Options for People with Limited Income

Transportation options and resources for residents in North Bend and the greater Snoqualmie Valley are unique and varied. Whether one relies on public transportation, needs specific travel accommodations, or wants to rely less on their car, the following information is provided to ensure all residents can get where they need to go.

For comprehensive and up-to-date transportation information visit, FindARide.org.  The site features filters, such as Valley specific, wheelchair accessible, or medical trip, so that you can find the travel options that work best for you.

If you need additional assistance or can’t find an option that works for you, call the Transportation Resources Line at 425-943-6760, Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm for one-on-one transportation planning support.

  • ORCA LIFT card
    • An ORCA LIFT card provides reduced transit fares on 9 different service providers, including King County Metro and Sound Transit.   A person’s gross household income must be no more than 200% of federal poverty level to qualify for the card. Upon qualifying, visit an enrollment office with verification documents.  For assistance, call 800-756-5437.
    • NEW: As of September, 2022, the ORCA LIFT fare is $1.00. King County Metro has joined Sound Transit, and Kitsap Transit is lowering the ORCA LIFT fares to $1.00. The monthly pass rate for riders who use those methods of transportation will decrease from $54.00 to $36.00. For details, visit the King County Metro Blog.
  • Subsidized Annual Pass (Cash Programs) 
    • The subsidized annual pass allows for King, Pierce, or Snohomish county residents who are receiving ongoing DSHS cash assistance benefits to travel on King County Metro services and Sound Transit Metro services at no cost for up to 12 months.  For benefits eligibility visit, washintonconnection.org or call 877-501-2233.  To apply for Subsidized Pass call either 800-756-5437 or 877-501-2233.
  • Reduced Fare Portal

[Please note that information may not be up to date based on when this page was last updated.  It is recommended to contact providers directly for the latest updates or visit FindARide.org.]

 **This  page was last updated on July 26, 2021 **