On December 11, King County Metro and the City of Seattle, along with our partners at WSDOT, announced that beginning December 17, Ride2 will be available to people who live, work, or play in West Seattle. Enjoy on-demand rides to and from Metro buses at the Alaska Junction and the Water Taxi at Seacrest Park!
This announcement comes just in time — we are only one month away from the three-week closure of SR 99 beginning January 11, 2019, when WSDOT permanently closes the Alaskan Way Viaduct. We’re about to experience the longest major highway closure the Puget Sound Region has ever seen, and we want to make sure that we have the newest, most innovative solutions to help people throughout Seattle access transit.
How much does it cost?
Standard Metro fares will apply for a one-way ride on Ride2 — meaning, if using an ORCA card, you will pay one fare and transfer to a Metro bus without any additional fare. If you are using an ORCA card and transferring to the Water Taxi, be sure to have cash or an ePurse balance on your ORCA card to pay for the difference in fares.
How does it work?
- Book a ride on-demand with the Ride2 Transit app or by calling 855-233-1880.
- Ride2 in West Seattle is offered in the defined service area only, with the Alaska Junction and Seacrest Park dock as an origin or destination for all trips.
- The service is available Monday through Friday, 5 – 9:30 AM and 2:30 – 7 PM.
- Expect to be picked up 10-15 minutes after your trip request.
- Pay upon boarding, with cash (exact change), a transfer, or a regional ORCA card.
- Rides will be shared with other Metro customers, while assuring you get to your destination promptly.