The District’s Transportation Management Plan (TMP) offers many different ways for faculty and staff to get to and from campus - and save
money doing it! Many transportation incentives are available to employees. The district encourages all employees to pursue available alternative modes
of transportation, rather than driving alone.
The Commute Trip Reduction Law passed by Washington State Legislature and other Seattle City ordinances require all affected
employers to encourage employees to find alternatives to drive-alone commuting. The primary purpose of the law, as well as of
the local ordinances, is to improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion, and reduce energy consumption. By offering the Transportation
Management Plan, Seattle Community Colleges are complying with the law as well as demonstrating our ongoing commitment to being a
good neighbor in our communities.
Current employees can find commute information at inside.seattlecolleges.edu.
Orca Transit Pass
ORCA stands for One Regional Card for All and provides commuters with unlimited rides on King Counth Metro Transit, Sound Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit,
and Community Transit. Seattle Colleges offers all eligible employees a reduced-price SCCD-issued ORCA Card.
Buses and Public Transportation
Seattle Colleges and the Puget Sound area are well served by excellent bus service and local Park & Ride lots. Benefit-eligible employees
are eligible for the SCCD-issued ORCA Card, a subsidized transit pass to ride King County Metro Transit,
Sound Transit, Pierce Transit,
Kitsap Transit, and Community Transit
that provide service in the Puget Sound region.
Rail and Train
Want to skip the highway traffic altogether? Use your SCCD-issued ORCA Card on the Sounder Commuter Train
weekdays from Tacoma and Everett. Or travel by Tacoma Light Rail in the Tacoma metro area
for connections to the Seattle Commuter Train, or on the
Walking represents the cleanest commuting option. Whether for transportation, recreation or exercise, Seattle offers a range of pedestrian resources and
options. Benefit-eligible employees who walk to work may participate in the TMP program for a small fee. Some helpful links for pedestrians include:
TIP! Let the Google Map Pedometer help you get wherever you need to go!
When you ride your bike to work, not only you are doing your part to reduce traffic congestion and pollution but you are also getting a great workout.
Benefit-eligible employees who bike ride to work are eligible to participate in the TMP program for a nominal fee.
Some of our campuses provide bike lockers where you can safely lock up your bicycle, stow away other belongings like helmet, and back pack.
For more information, contact the Transporation Services Office on your campus.
Within the City of Seattle and the region, cyclists will find trails, projects, safety programs and resources. Visit the National Center
for Bicycling & Walking and Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety websites for bicycle safety information.
Home Free Guarantee
Permanent, benefits-eligible employees registered in the TMP program as non-driving participants, are eligible for the
Home Free Guarantee which offers a free ride home to employees in cases of unexpected emergency.
Pre-tax Payroll Deductions Option
All eligible employees can have their parking and SCCD-issued ORCA Card fees deducted on a PRE-TAX basis. This option allows you to payroll
deduct your fees on a pre-tax basis. You must elect whether or not to deduct your fees from your pre-tax income.
The Central campus Punch Voucher allows you the flexibility to drive and park on campus on those days when you need your car for personal errands,
appointments, etc. All Central campus, SVI, and Siegal Center employees who are registered in the TMP program as non-driving participants are eligible to park free
for up to 12 days each quarter.
Punch vouchers are not offered at North and South.
The Zipcar benefit is an affordable and convenient car-sharing program that allows eligible participating members to use
selected cars for personal errands. The District Transporation Management Program pays for the cost of membership and the use of
the zip car for its eligible employees.
Once approved as a Zipcar member, you can use a Zipcar between the hours of 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday,
for up to a maximum of six (6) hours per day.
To be eligible for the Zipcar membership, you must be a permanent employee of the SCCD, and not have an SCCD-issued parking permit,
for regular, reserved, or carpool parking
Vanpools and carpooling are a convenient, comfortable, and affordable ways to commute for
people who do not have bus service or access to a vehicle. Metro provides the van to a group of 5 to 15 commuters who share their
ride and pay a fixed fare. Vanpools and carpools receive discounted parking rates.
Contact the college Transportation Services Office for on-campus carpool match service.
If you are interested in carpooling with an external/outside individual, a FREE ride match service is available from Metro.
For additional information, please contact Metro at 206.625.4500 or online at
Motor Pool Vehicle
For work-related or official business trips, all eligible employees may check out a motor pool vehicle owned by the Seattle
Community College District. The fee for using the motor pool vehicle is charged to your department budget.
This applies to South (Student Services manages) and the District Office (Betty Lunceford manages).