The Winter Transportation Trek

Transportation logo

Check out the great transportation resources that we’ve got lined up to help you get to campus during these cold winter months!

Transportation Assistance:

Unfamiliar with trip planning or bus services on the Eastside?  Let us help!  Hopelink has partnered with Bellevue College to provide you information on how to best get to campus.  Stop by our table at the New Student Open House on Friday, January 3rd, or find our Transportation Assistance tables in the C building lobby or the Library entrance during the first two weeks of classes!  Our volunteers can familiarize you with tools like Metro’s trip planner or maximizing the effectiveness of a Google Maps trip plan.  In addition, they can provide you with resources such as bike maps of Bellevue, information on ORCA and TransitChek, and instructions on how to create your account on BC RideMatch to start saving gas and time by carpooling!

Orca Card to Go logoORCA To-Go Comes to Campus:

On the first Tuesday and Wednesday of the quarter (January 7th and 8th), from 9am to 2pm, ORCA To-Go will return to the cafeteria to sell ORCA cards!  Here you will be able to purchase youth cards (18 and under) and Reduced Fare Regional Passes, with appropriate ID and proof of eligibility.  Email for more information.

Transit Chek card imageTransitChek for ORCA:

Don’t forget to purchase your TransitChek for ORCA before they run out!  We only have a limited supply of these prepaid debit cards, which will double your bus money!  If you are registered for 5 or more credits, you may buy a TransitChek with $120 for only $60!  Or, if you are registered for 10 or more credits, you can purchase a $240 value TransitChek for only $120!  Don’t wait, these go on sale December 30th at the cashier in B126.

BC RideMatch logo BC RideMatch:

Bellevue College’s own carpooling site can help you find someone to share the ride to campus with!  Split the cost of gas and save time by taking carpool!  Use RideMatch and win great prizes:

Sign-Up and Win $25!

It really is as easy as it sounds!  Just make an account with BC RideMatch and we’ll give you a $25 cash card!  Just be sure to complete your account by creating a trip and running a trip match to find potential carpool buddies!

$25 Track your Trips!

If you’ve already got a RideMatch account, you too can win $25 by logging your trips on the calendar tool.  Just record your commute for six days in January to be eligible!

Transportation Desk in PALS Center C106:

Do you have any questions?  Stop by our Transportation desk just outside the cafeteria, or shoot an email to

Interested in Helping Out?

Do you have a passion for transportation?  Would you like to volunteer with Hopelink and educate your peers on the alternative ways they can get to campus?  Send an email to  Hopelink has training sessions for their Transportation Assistance program on December 18th and January 3rd.  It’s not too late!  Help us reach more students!

Last Updated April 8, 2014