Lake Union and Seattle Transportation

Seattle Metro Bus

Metro Transit

Metro Transit is the name that more than 1.7 million are residents use to refer to the public transit system in King County. Metro Transit has been twice honored as the best-run large public transportation system in North America.

Metro offers a fleet of over 1,300 vehicles. This includes standard and articulated coaches, electric trolleys, dual-powered buses, as well as hybrid diesel-electric buses and streetcars. The Metro transportation system serves over 100 million riders annually and helps to reduce traffic and alleviate a lack of parking. All Metro buses are wheelchair accessable as well as all routes.

Metro also operates the largets publicly owned vanpool program in the country. More than 600 vans make 2.9 million trips per year.

Metro Transit also offers a full array of transportation services and assitance to employers of all sizes. The Employer Commute Services programs can help companies reduce their employees commute-related costs and educate employees about commute options.

Go green! Metro is a large advocate for the reduction of harmful emissions and strives to be environmentally healthy and provide energy-wise transportation.

Seattle Streetcar

Seattle Streetcar

The South Lake Union line of the Seattle Streetcar is the areas newest way to get around downtown Seattle.

The Streetcar takes you from the fast-growing South Lake Union neighborhood and connects it to Seattle vibrant downtown, sending you to the best places for entertainment, dining, as well as South Lake Union's new 12 acre urban water park. The ridership will be connected to the thousands of new homes and jobs that are springing forth in in this vibrant urban neighborhood.

The South Lake Union Streetcar conveniently connects South Lake Union to Seattle's other public transportation systems including Metro buses; Sound Transit Buses, trains and light rail; and the Monorail.

Get connected on the Seattle Streetcar!

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