Ride Transit Month

Ride Transit Month is a time to celebrate transit riders and recent transit wins across Washington State, showcase the benefits of riding transit, and encourage people who don’t normally ride to give it a try. SDOT is partnering with many other transit agencies to inform riders of the variety of transit options as well as thank them for supporting our efforts.

Check out our list of events below and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so that you can stay up to date with all of this month’s fun activities!

City Employees’ Giveaway
Thursday, June 7, 7-9 am
If you’re a City of Seattle employee, then check your inbox! We’ll send you information on where to get some free gifts, compliments of our CTR program.

Ride Transit Day - Night Owl Celebration Station
Thursday, June 7, 4-7 pm
Are you a night owl or early bird? Then you should be using the new Night Owl bus service! Meet members of SDOT and the U District “Let’s Go!” program at 4115 University Way NE for giveaways and transit information. Sign up for Ride Transit Month’s pledge contest and enter for a chance to win a $100 ORCA card and other prizes.

Pride in My Ride Day
Thursday, June 14, 2-4 pm
We want to thank you for choosing transit, and for having pride in your ride! SDOT staff will give out prizes and swag to riders at special locations around the Seattle. Stay connected to our social media sites to find out where.

Affordable Transportation Options & ORCA LIFT Enrollment
Wednesday, June 27, 10 am-4 pm
North Helpline Food Bank
12736 33rd Ave NE

The Seattle Department of Transportation, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, King County Metro, and County Public Health are partnering with North Helpline Emergency Services & Food Bank to host a Transportation Equity Program-ORCA LIFT engagement & enrollment event for income-eligible Lake City clients.

North Helpline Food Bank Lake City clients will learn about ways to save money on local transportation options from staff and Community Liaisons, and clients between the ages of 19-64 who are income-eligible will have an opportunity to enroll into the ORCA LIFT Program, which can save participants up to 50% on fares. $30 Pre-loaded ORCA LIFT Cards will be made available while supplies last to new enrollees.

Department of Neighborhoods Community Liaisons who speak Amharic, Spanish and Mandarin will be in attendance to provide interpretation and support participants in navigating and enrolling in services. Read ORCA LIFT income-eligibility qualifications

Transit Rider Celebration
Thursday, June 28, 5:30-8:30pm
We’ll wrap up the month at Optimism Brewery. Stop by the SDOT table for your last chance at grabbing Ride Transit Month goodies.