Door-to-door SVT bus service expands to all of Valley, plus Monroe
Door-to-door bus service has expanded in the Snoqualmie Valley, covering the valley communities from North Bend to Snoqualmie, Fall City, Preston, Carnation, Duvall and now, the city of Monroe. Residents throughout the Snoqualmie Valley can get to and from their auto repair shops, medical appointments, farmers markets, food banks and other destinations on a Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) bus.
SVT’s shared ride service has been serving the Valley for 15 years and is open to all riders, age 13 or older. The new expanded service area from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Fares are $1 per person.
To schedule a ride with door-to-door service, call 425-888-7001 at least one day in advance of your trip. Be sure to give the date, time and complete addresses for your pickup and drop-off locations and to specify if you need assistance in boarding the bus.
With three to five days’ notice, schedulers are better able to consolidate routes within the communities. Same-day ride requests will be accommodated on a space-available basis
Once your ride is scheduled, SVT will confirm the appointment by phone. Plan to be at your pickup location about 15 minutes ahead of schedule, as the schedule can vary slightly. If you’d like to get an estimated time of arrival, you can call SVT at 425-888-7001 about 20 minutes before your ride is scheduled, to find out how close the bus is to you.
All buses are marked with “SVT” on the front, and all buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and bike racks.
Drivers will typically pick up several riders before delivering them to their respective destinations, so trips may take longer than you expect. Schedulers work to keep rides direct, while also keeping the service cost-effective.
To cancel a ride, call SVT at least an hour in advance of the scheduled ride.
The Preston service excludes the Mitchell Hill area.
SVT also provides the Valley Shuttle service, getting people to their destinations throughout the Valley between North Bend to Duvall, and fixed route loops routes between Snoqualmie and North Bend and a loop between North Bend and Rattlesnake Lake. Some riders may be referred to these routes, depending on their needs.
Learn more about the door-to-door service, the Valley Shuttle and the loop route services at www.svtbus.org, or call 425-888-7001.
About Snoqualmie Valley Transportation: Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) is a project of Mt. Si Senior Center. SVT began its services in 2003 with funding assistance from Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, King County Metro Transit, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.
For additional information, contact Snoqualmie Valley Transportation at 425-888-7001.
2009 – 1.6 – A wish to help the Valley
2012 – 10.10 – Cuts in bus service strand many
2013 – 2.4 – Beyond the bus-Could transit options change for Lower Valley in SVT-Metro deal
2013 – 2.6 – Keep it rolling-Valley’s bus system finds ways to run smart_ stay for the long haul
2013 – 2.6 – New Valley transit proposal up for discussion at meetings
2013 – 2.8 – A real ride on the Valley bus
2013 – 5.3 – More buses on the way
2013 – 11.6 – New bus service in Snoqualmie Valley
2013 – 12.2 – Metro Trip Planner site promotes Valley Shuttle
2014 – 9.24 – Valley Shuttle Rollout
2015 – 1.7 – Taking care of people. North Bend Citizen of the Year builds transportation solutions for the Valley
2015 – 1.29 – Amy Biggs named North Bend Citizen of the Year
2015 – 11.20 – Remember the Good
2016 – 6.3 – Never Been Big on the Bus
2015 – 6.24 – New Exec Dir at MSSC
2016 – 2.19 – Valley bus service plans open houses on expanded services
2016 – 3.28 – Local bus service to expand routes into Wilderness Rim, Riverbend neighborhoods