Transit Screen

Transit-Screen-Boardv3Welcome to Transit Screen, a real-time, live display of your transportation options at the Seattle Municipal Tower. Transit Screen includes transit information for all of the major transit agencies, as well as car sharing and bike sharing services.

How to use Transit Screen in the lobby.

  • Screen on Left: A variety of stops located approximately within a three block radius are listed on the screen on the left.
  • Screen on Right: The transit tunnel stops, North- and Southbound, and the water taxi.

How to Read the Screen

  • Find the bus stop or route # in the left column of each grid, the destination or direction of travel of the bus in the center column, and the number of minutes to the next arrivals in the right column.
  • Additionally, you can find out where the nearest Car2Go and Zipcar are located and see how many bikes are available at the nearest bike share station. Read about events or traffic delays that may affect your commute on the SDOT Twitter feed.

Find out more about the Transit Screen display

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Wheel Options in October

wheelOptionsPosterIt’s not too late to enter the 2014 Wheel Options campaign is here! You have three weeks after your last trip in October to log it on the calendar.

To participate and qualify all you need to do is:

  • Ride the bus or train, share a ride, join a vanpool or vanshare, or bike or walk to work at least six days in October. You can also participate by compressing your work schedule or teleworking. 
  • Log your commutes at http://www.wheeloptions.org/. Paper entry forms are available upon request.

It’s that simple. Save money, cut emissions, reduce congestion, and you could find yourself off the shores of Alaska, going on a shopping spree with a gift card in hand or winning one of many other great prizes.

Select the poster at right, and create an account at your My Trips Ridematch website. Then, log your commute on the trip calendar and you will be entered into the contest.

For more information visit www.wheeloptions.org or contact me–your employee transportation coordinator–at mytrips@seattle.gov

Light Up Your Ride

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The evening commute is getting darker, and rains have returned to our skies.

Come on out to Commute Seattle’s 2nd Annual Light Up Your Ride! on October 30th! Join us in McGraw Square (5th & Stewart) from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

See the latest in bike lighting, learn the importance of reflective gear, and enter to win great raffle prizes!

Velo Bike Shop will be there with a huge selection of bike light styles, Project 529 will show off their new bike security app,Caffe Vita and Clif Bar will provide an afternoon boost with free coffee and food, and Cascade Bicycle Club and Be Super Safe will be there to answer all your bike questions!

Time to go Walking!

Seattle Shares Invites City Employees to the 2014 Heart Walkfeet

It’s that time of year again, so grab your walking shoes! The Heart Walk is less than one month away, on October 11th, 2014.

Seattle Shares, our employee giving and volunteer program, has again partnered with the American Heart Association to recruit 300 team members for our City of Seattle team and raise $40,000 to help fight heart disease and stroke. It’s not too late to join!

How to Join the City of Seattle’s 2014 Heart Walk Team

This event is a three-mile walk through downtown Seattle beginning and ending at the Seattle Center Pavilion. You can register as a Walker and join any one of the City teams by visiting the AHA’s website here, or become a Team Captain and start your own City team for your department, work group, friends or family here. The walk itself is free, but participants are encouraged to raise donations to benefit heart and stroke research funding.

Visit Seattle Shares for updates on our fundraising and participation goals, event day information, and contests brought to you by the AHA.

If you are unable to participate, please consider making a donation to help us reach our goal to end cardiovascular disease and stroke. You can donate toward individuals, department teams, or the Citywide team online, or donate by cash or check directly to a Walker or a Team Captain. Every donation makes a big difference! 

Contact Kia Crotty in the Seattle Shares office at (206) 684-8363 or Employee.Giving@Seattle.Gov with questions or requests.