Mobility Management - Help Getting Around

Help Getting Around – The Hopelink Mobility Management team empowers people to change their lives by facilitating access to the community. We provide travel education and resources through three training programs in King County. We also help to facilitate the coordination of special needs transportation to better serve the community..

For more information, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), call 425-943-6760, or follow the links:
Mobility Management - Help Getting Around


Hopelink Travel Programs
Hopelink Travel Programs

Getting Around Puget Sound (GAPS)

This program connects King County residents with information about travel options, increasing independence and mobility. GAPS volunteer travel trainers provide one-on-one transportation assistance in community centers, libraries and gathering places. Want to be a Getting Around Puget Sound (GAPS) Volunteer? Register for Hopelink’s comprehensive training by contacting .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). GAPS volunteers are asked to make a 6 month commitment for 2-4 hours per month (hours may vary by location). The minimum age is 16. Bilingual volunteers are needed!
GAPS volunteer contact form.

Travel Ambassadors

Hopelink partners with social services agencies and community organizations to provide travel training and resources to employees who work with clients. Increase client independence and mobility through reliable transportation information and education about options “beyond the bus.” Want to provide this resource to your staff and clients?

Register your staff for Hopelink’s free comprehensive training. Trip planning tools, bus schedules, permit & pass options, service animals and mobility devices are addressed in the training session. Attendees receive a transportation reference manual, brochures, and other materials to assist clients. Hopelink provides on-going support to keep staff up to date as programs and transportation options change. To schedule a training for your site, contact 425.943.6760 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Mobilize! Public Transit Orientation

Hopelink’s Travel Programs provide Public Transit Orientation (PTO) excursions to groups unfamiliar with the transportation system in the Puget Sound. This program is aimed at increasing independence and mobility of the participants on public transportation through guided trips to cultural and educational sites, service locations or outdoor events. Agencies may determine the trip destination. Pre-trip instruction is included and bus/transit fares are provided.

For additional information, contact Travel Programs Manager at 425.943.6760 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

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Special Needs Transportation Policy Coordination
Special Needs Transportation Policy Coordination
Hopelink provides grant-funded staff support to the King County Mobility Coalition and three sub-regional mobility coalitions in King County. At the regional level, Hopelink is a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Special Needs Transportation Committee. Follow the links below for more information.

image metro.kingcounty.gov/advisory-groups/mobility-coalition
image www.eastsideeasyrider.org/
image  http://nuhsa.org/nkcmc/
image S. King Co. Mobility Coalition Flyer.pdf
 image www.psrc.org/about/advisory/snc/

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Find Accessible Transportation in Your Neighborhood!

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  • Hyde Shuttle: 206-727-6262, toll-free 1-800-282-5815,
    TTY 206-296-3701
  • Metro Transit
    • Access Transportation: 206-263-3113, TTY 711
    • Demand Area Response Transit (DART): 866-261-3278, TTY 800-246-1646
    • Rideshare Operations: 888-814-1300, TTY 800-833-6388, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    • Taxi Scrip Program: 206-553-3060, TTY 206-684-2029
  • Northshore Senior Center Transportation: 425-286-1026
  • Regional Reduced Fare Permit: 206-553-3000 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Senior Volunteer Transportation: 206-448-5740, (toll-free) 800-282-5815
  • Snoqualmie Valley Transportation: 425-888-7001 or 425-333-5554
  • Sound Transit: 888-889-6368, TTY 711
(Preceding are external links to websites not maintained by Hopelink)

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