RIDER ALERT 10/27/20

Due to road construction, the Downtown Loop and the Cedar Falls Loop will be bypassing Park Street and North Bend Way between the roundabouts. If you want to catch either route please meet the bus at the corner of Orchard and North Bend Way, in front of the new apartment building.

If you have any questions please call us at 425-888-7001.

Rider Alert

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) will re-start bus fares effective Thursday, October 1st,  2020.

SVT suspended fare collections in March of 2020 to be consistent with King County Metro’s actions on fare collection.

Though ridership dropped as many riders took guidance from public health officials to stay home, many riders have continued to rely on SVT to access groceries, jobs, medical care, and other critical needs.

As King County gradually reopens, use of transit will expand beyond essential trips, and the need for Metro service, and the funding to support it, will increase.

We encourage passengers to support the health of other passengers and our frontline essential workers – the operators and crews, supervisors, and maintenance staff—by:

  • Wearing a mask
  • Staying home when sick
  • Maintaining physical distance

Visit SVT Alerts page at SVTBus.org to find out the latest news and information from SVT.

Rider Alert 8/14/2020

In support of local restaurants, the City of Snoqualmie will be closing some city streets from noon on 8/14/2020 through 8/16/2020 for outside dining.

In Downtown Snoqualmie – Falls Ave SE between SE River Street and SE King Street will be closed. Starting at noon, the last stop of the Down Town Loop on Falls Ave will be at SE River Street. The Down Town Loop will return to the normal route at SE King Street.

On Snoqualmie Ridge-Center Blvd SE will be closed between SE Ridge Street and the Snoqualmie Parkway. Starting at noon, the Ridge Loop will be rerouted around the closed area.

If you have any questions please call 425-888-7001

Valley Shuttle (ALT 629) rerouting 7/15/20 due to road closure.

The Valley Shuttle will be rerouted north of Carnation resulting in a 20-minute delay on northbound route for all stops north of Carnation. Southbound will be delayed from Carnation (including Carnation) by 20 minutes.
Due to the closure, we will not be accessing HWY 203 between NE Carnation Farm Rd and NE Stillwater Hill Rd.
It is anticipated that the route will be able to return to the normal schedule after 4:00 pm.
If you have any questions, please call us at 425-888-7001.

Snoqulamie Casino Route Update 6/3/2020

SVT revised the route through Snoqualmie Casino while it is closed to the general public. We are entering by the Crescent Market and following the route shown on the accompanying map. Pick up points (noted with stars) are at the Crescent Market, near the Employee Entrance, and across from Valet. If you have any questions please call us at 425-888-7001.

New Public Health Directive Starting May 18, 2020

Starting May 18th, there was a new Public Health Directive that requires passengers on transit service to wear Masks. Beginning May 26th, SVT will comply with this mandate by requesting both our drivers and riders to wear masks or face coverings while traveling on our buses. SVT drivers will have masks available to riders who do not have one. We trust that all riders will comply to the extent they can, acknowledging that wearing a face-covering poses unique challenges for some. These individuals, along with children under the age of two, are exempt from this directive. It is not always apparent who has an exemption, so other riders should avoid the temptation to police other passengers who are not wearing a mask. People exempt from following this directive is as follows:
Some people do not need to follow this directive, including:

• Children ages 2 years and younger. Babies and toddlers under age two should never wear cloth face coverings.
• Children ages 2-12 years. Children in this age group should only wear a face covering if a parent or caregiver supervises to make sure it’s worn safely.
• Anyone with a disability that makes it hard for them to wear or remove a face covering.
• Anyone who is deaf and moves their face and mouth to communicate.
• Anyone who has been advised by a medical professional to not wear a face-covering because of personal health issues.
• Anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, or unable to remove the face covering without help.

SVT will reinforce the directive through your ride reminders and when booking your rides. SVT will also have masks on the buses to accommodate riders who do not have one. Drivers and Office staff will continue to provide safety support as well as offer guidance to the best of our ability. Additional information can be found at https://www.kingcounty.gov/…/health/covid-19/care/masks.aspx

March 24, 2020

Transportation designated an essential service; SVT buses will run throughout Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order

To help Washington State fight the spread of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes, Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide order March 23 to residents, calling on them to stay home, stay safe.

The order requires residents to avoid all public gatherings and eliminate all non-essential exposure to the public, while designating several key industries as essential to day-to-day operations of the state and its residents.

Public transportation is among the essential services that are allowed to continue operating under this order, since many workers are unable to work from home and must travel to and from their job sites.

At this time, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, serving all of the communities of the Snoqualmie Valley and beyond, is continuing regular operations and hours, except where businesses at stops are closed. Since Snoqualmie Casino has closed to the public, the routes scheduled to stop at that location will avoid the casino’s main entrance, entering at the adjacent Crescent Market instead.

All SVT buses are thoroughly cleaned twice a day. People who are sick are asked not to travel, and all riders are asked to cover coughs and sneezes and to wash their hands frequently. For the latest updates and information go to www.svtbus.org, or call 425-888-7001.

Stay informed of the region’s efforts against COVID 19 by visiting Public Health Seattle-King County at https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health.aspx or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov.

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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. Learn more about the bus services and find maps and schedules at www.svtbus.org, or call 425-888-7001.