This Fall, many students commutes will be affected by changes in WSDOT new I-405 express toll lanes program. How do express toll lanes work? Electronic signs post the toll rate based on destination and automatically adjust depending on traffic congestion. You pay the rate you see upon entering the express toll lanes. As more vehicles …more about Coming in 2015: I-405 Express Toll Lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood
Are you having trouble finding a carpool to campus? Do you have friends who would like to carpool? The Office of Sustainability’s Ridematch program challenges students to try alternative transportation or at the least split the costs of commuting to save both time and money. The BC Ridematch site allows students to add themselves to …more about BC Ridematch Hosts First Meet & Greet Event
With May coming to a close, Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike Month Challenge is shifting down for the final stretch. In Washington alone, over 15 thousand people participated logging 1,915,818 miles so far. Bellevue College’s team rocked it this year! The 15 active participants logged 272 one-way trips totaling a whopping 1,990 miles and burned an …more about How BC Rose to the Bike Month Challenge
-Kelsey Creek Road received a few design adjustments this past month. These changes emerged from conversations with King County Metro in Summer 2014. When Metro proposed cutting several routes from the College campus, Metro and the College struck a deal on design adjustments that would improve service and safety. In the end, these changes helped …more about Kelsey Creek Road Bus Lane Changes
May is National Bike Month! The best way to celebrate Bike Month is simply to get on a bike: ride to work, ride to the grocery store or just ride for the sheer joy of being outside soaking up the spring weather. Whether you’re a veteran cyclist, returning after a break from the bike or a …more about May is National Bike Month! Take the Challenge!
Later this year, express toll lanes will open on I-405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood. I-405 express toll lanes let drivers choose to travel faster by paying a toll to access the HOV lanes. Toll rates will adjust depending on traffic, and drivers will pay the rate they see upon entering the lanes. Tolls can be …more about I-405 HOV Lanes Become Express Toll Lanes
Public Transportation Long Range Planning: What is the future of transportation in our region? King County Metro is undertaking long-range planning efforts. The goal of the planning initiative is to determine how Metro will meet the future needs of the region in response to changes in population, economy, technology, and education. Bellevue College can contribute …more about What is the future of transportation in our region?
Changes are coming to Bellevue College’s Transportation Program! The major change to the program is the replacement of Commuter Check program for the ORCA Plus program. The Cashier’s Office will still sell Commuter Checks to students who qualify for ORCA LIFT and the RRFP. The changes to the Bellevue College Transportation Program emerged after a Fall …more about Changes to ORCA Bus Pass Guidelines
Last month Bellevue College purchased a brand new Honda Civic hybrid vehicle to provide more options for BC staff when running errands around campus. Bellevue College already has 4 hybrid Ford trucks, which are used by staff as utility vehicles in making trips around BC. The Honda hybrid boasts impressive gas mileage at 44 mpg …more about New Honda Hybrid on Campus
Bellevue College and the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) invite you to take the survey below in order to help plan future transportation improvements in the Puget Sound region. The purpose of the survey is to collect feedback from students, faculty, and staff on day-to-day travel in the area: how we travel, where we go, …more about Inform Transportation and Commuting – Enter to Win an iPad!