Services

Service Overview

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) is a private, non-profit bus company that performs both demand response and fixed-route service to the general public in the Snoqualmie Valley.

The services provided by SVT are paid for by WSDOT, The Snoqualmie Tribe, King County Metro Transit, and the Mt. Si Senior Center with help from the City of Snoqualmie and the City of North Bend. We operate small, 10-to-12 passenger buses. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible.

We operate Monday through Friday. Bus services are not offered on weekends or major holidays. Check the Rider Alerts page on our website for the most up-to-date schedules and service alerts.

Four Types of Service

Fixed Route

This two-way service uses local bus stops and travels along the same route each Monday through Friday on a pre-set schedule. The Valley Shuttle is a fixed route service that allows you to travel from North Bend to Duvall (through Snoqualmie, Fall City and Carnation) every 90 minutes, M-F from 5:30 AM to 9:15 PM.

Click here to learn more about the Valley Shuttle Fixed Route

Demand Response

“Demand-response” means it’s a non-fixed route that requires advance scheduling by the rider. Also referred to as a shared-ride service, the daily routes vary and are generated by calls from our riders. Typically, the vehicle will be dispatched to pick-up several customers at different pick-up points before taking them to their respective destinations and may be interrupted on the route to these destinations to pick up other customers.

Call 3-5 days in advance whenever possible to book your ride. Our schedulers group customers together based on time and space availability with preference given to people with urgent medical needs, seniors and individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to meet our rider’s needs as closely as possible, while still being cost-effective. This service is available to the general public and there are no application or eligibility requirements. We will refer customers to use fixed route or Loop service first and foremost if it is available and accessible.

Make sure you familiarize yourself with our No Show Policy.

Same-day ride requests are accommodated on a space-available basis.

Click here to learn more about Demand Response

Loop Routes

SVT currently operates three circulator routes called the DOWNTOWN LOOP, CEDAR FALLS LOOP, and the new SNOQUALMIE RIDGE LOOP.  Like fixed route service these routes operate on a regular schedule but

the service is a one-way service – it travels one-way in a loop – and may deviate to accommodate other riders.

Click here to learn more about the Downtown Loop

Click here to learn more about the Cedar Falls Loop

Click here to learn more about the Snoqualmie Ridge Loop

Senior Ride Program

Local volunteers use their own cars, on their own time, to transport persons 60 years of age or older who are unable to drive or use regular transit to reach medical appointments. For more information about this program contact the SVT

Valley Shuttle

The Valley Shuttle: A regular bus on a regular schedule with a couple of exceptions.

  • The Valley Shuttle is a deviated fixed-route service. That means it travels up and down the Valley but has some time to do extra service at either end. It operates on a timetable available here: Valley Shuttle Timetable
  • The Valley Shuttle connects riders to Metro bus stops between North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Carnation, and Duvall.
  • The Valley Shuttle operates between 5:35 AM and 9:15 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • All rides are a suggested donation of $1.
  • No need to call if you want to take the Valley Shuttle from bus stop to bus stop.
  • The buses look different than the normal SVT buses and are green and yellow with “Valley Shuttle”.
  • To catch a Valley Shuttle bus to a destination, just stand at one of the many Metro bus stops.
  • When the bus comes, tell the driver where you are heading just to make sure you aren’t getting on a northbound bus when you want a southbound bus!
  • Get on the bus and pay your fare (the Valley Shuttle does not accept Orca cards).
  • The driver will announce the stops as they come up.
  • Use this service to take a trip up and down the Valley, explore new areas, or connect with Metro Routes to Issaquah, Bellevue, Redmond, or Seattle.
  • If you are in Duvall or North Bend and you need us to get the bus a bit closer to where you are at either end of the route, give us a call and SVT will try to arrange it. The Valley Shuttle has 10 to 15 minutes on either end of these routes to go outside the normal service and get the bus to an intersection nearer to you.
  • For more info on Valley Shuttle click here!

 

Door to Door

Door to Door Service: Picking you up at your location and taking you to your destination.

“Door to Door” means it’s a non-fixed route that requires advance scheduling by the rider. Also referred to as a shared-ride service, the daily routes vary and are generated by calls from our riders. The service area for this includes Monroe, Duvall, Carnation, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City and most of Preston (except Mitchell Hill).

Click here for a map of our Door to Door service area.

Service hours: Monday – Friday, 6AM – 8PM

Typically, the vehicle will be dispatched to pick-up several riders at different pick-up points before taking them to their respective destinations and may be interrupted on the route to these destinations to pick up other riders.

Call 3-5 days in advance whenever possible to book your ride. Our schedulers group customers together based on time and space availability with preference given to people with urgent medical needs, seniors and individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to meet our rider’s needs as closely as possible, while still being cost-effective.

This service is available to the general public and there are no application or eligibility requirements. We will refer customers to use fixed route or Loop service first and foremost if it is available and accessible.
Same-day ride requests are accommodated on a space-available basis.

How it works:

  • All rides are $1 and the routes cover Monroe, Duvall, Carnation, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, and Preston (except Mitchell Hill) with door-to-door service.
  • For example, “I need a ride from my house next Thursday to my dentist in Snoqualmie”.
  • The Door to Door Service operates between 6AM and 8PM, Monday through Friday.
  • The buses say “SVT” in big letters on the top front. All buses are lift-equipped.
  • This service is for seniors, riders with special needs, AND also for the general public.
  • Anyone 13 years or older can take this bus. Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Call us, from one week to one day in advance, to make a request for service. Click here to see 12 Ways to Make Your SVT Ride a Success
  • If you are a brand new rider, SVT collects some information about you. This is entered into our routing system so that rides can be easily booked in the future.
  • Then SVT gathers the information on what types of rides are being requested.
  • After all the information is gathered, SVT dispatchers figure out where riders want the buses to go on a specific day.
  • People who have called in the earliest often get priority.
  • SVT tries to get as many people on each bus as possible, so the rides may take longer than you expect; but all efforts are made to keep the rides as direct as the routes will allow.
  • Riders call SVT back to confirm their rides have been scheduled
  • The more flexible people are, the more easily SVT can accommodate the most riders.
  • There is a service window of 15 minutes before or after the time we schedule.
  • Call us at 425-888-7001 to schedule a trip.
  • Make sure you familiarize yourself with our No Show Policy.
Torguson Park

Downtown Loop

The Downtown Loop: Circulating through the downtown North Bend/Snoqualmie core.

  • The Downtown Loop serves as a circulator bus to get you between North Bend and Snoqualmie. The benefit of the Downtown Loop is that you don’t need to schedule in advance if you just want to go from stop to stop.
  • It leaves the Senior Center (411 Main Ave. S. North Bend), Monday through Friday, at the top of each hour between 6 AM & 7 PM, Monday – Friday
  • The fare is $1 per ride
  • Anyone 13 years or older can take this bus. Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • It’s not necessary to call for the Loop if you are at one of the regular stopping places
  • Click here for a map of the Downtown Loop
  • Click here for a PDF of the Downtown Loop timetable
  • Call 425-888-7001 for more info on the Downtown Loop
From the Mt Si Senior Center toward Mt Si

Cedar Falls Loop


The Cedar Falls Loop:
The Three R’s: The Rim, Rattlesnake &  Riverbend The Cedar Falls Loop serves as a circulator bus to get you between downtown North Bend and the Wilderness Rim, Rattlesnake Lake and Riverbend communities. You don’t need to call and schedule a ride on the Cedar Falls Loop.

  • It leaves the Mt. Si Senior Center (411 Main Ave. S. North Bend), Monday through Friday, at the top of each hour between 7 AM and 10 AM and then again between 1 PM and 4 PM
  • If you need to flag down the bus between stops, make sure you are in a safe place and that we can see you
  • The fare is $1 per ride
  • Click here for a map of the Cedar Falls loop
  • Click here for the Cedar Falls loop timetable
  • Call 888-7001 for more info about the Cedar Falls Loop
Rattlesnake Lake, North Bend

Ridge Loop

Circulating through Snoqualmie and Snoqualmie Ridge.

The Ridge Loop serves as a circulator bus to get you between

  • Historic Snoqualmie
  • Snoqualmie Ridge
  • Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
  • Snoqualmie Casino

The benefit of the Ridge Loop is that you don’t need to schedule in advance if you just want to go from stop to stop. This bus has a bike rack, for a quick trip up Snoqualmie Parkway. For pickups between stops, you may flag down the bus. Make sure the driver can see you.

This Monday – Friday service leaves Historic Snoqualmie at SE Newton and Falls Ave. SE at 20 minutes after the hour between 7 AM and 3PM (with the exception of the 11 AM hour).

The fare is $1 per ride

Anyone 13 years or older can take this bus. Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 425-888-7001 for more info on the Ridge Loop

Click here for a map of the Ridge Loop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duvall-Monroe Shuttle Bus

New bus route connects Duvall to Monroe

The clinics, shops and businesses of Monroe are only 15 minutes away for Duvall residents who drive. For patients and shoppers who rely on public transportation, however, it takes more than four hours, $10 and three or more transfers on two or three different transit systems to get there.
The recently formed Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Coalition will soon offer valley residents a better alternative to travel to and from Monroe. Starting Aug. 1, the Duvall-Monroe Shuttle bus will drive a loop route from Duvall to Monroe with several regular stops in Monroe and one in Duvall. The loop will take about 90 minutes to complete and the service will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Depending on the success of the route, it could expand both hours and days of operation in the future.
The bus is ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult to ride the bus.

Fares for the Duvall-Monroe Shuttle are a $1 suggested donation per rider.

Riders arriving in Duvall can then use the Valley Shuttle, operated by Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) to get to other destinations in the valley.

The Duvall-Monroe Shuttle is one of the first projects of the Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Coalition, a joint venture of Hopelink, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, Easterseals, King County Metro Transit’s Community Access Transportation program, the Snoqualmie Tribe and the valley cities of Monroe, Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie and North Bend. The coalition, funded by an Easterseals grant, formed in the fall of 2017 to improve public transportation options in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Its first priority last year was to identify gaps in the transportation infrastructure, by gathering public feedback through surveys and online tools. The new shuttle service will address a significant transportation gap identified by residents, and the coalition will continue its work in meeting residents’ needs.
“It’s imperative we have the right people at the table to get the larger region to understand that Snoqualmie Valley is here and we are not going away. Our residents need options,” said SVT Executive Director Amy Biggs, following a coalition meeting.
Also, the coalition is developing a communications and outreach plan to inform residents of the local public transportation options already available in the area, such as Snoqualmie Valley Transportation’s door-to-door and “Loop bus” services operating throughout the valley from North Bend to Duvall, and Community Transit’s service throughout Snohomish County.

Ultimately, the group plans to create a five-year transit plan covering the entire Snoqualmie Valley.

For updates on the Duvall-Monroe Shuttle, visit www.svtbus.org.

About Snoqualmie Valley Transportation: Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) is a project of Mt. Si Senior Center and has been providing services since 2003. Transportation funding comes from the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, King County Metro Transit, the Washington State Department of Transportation and community-based donations. Services include the Valley Shuttle (operating Monday-Friday, every 90 minutes between North Bend and Duvall), three upper valley Loop buses (Cedar Falls, Downtown and the Ridge Loops) and a door-to-door shared ride service operating throughout the Snoqualmie Valley.

Find maps and schedules at www.svtbus.org, or call 425-888-7001.

Senior Ride Program

Local volunteers use their own cars, on their own time, to transport persons 60 years of age or older who are unable to drive or use regular transit to reach medical appointments. For more information about this program contact the SVT Office at 425-888-7001