Transportation | Hopelink

From critical trips to kidney dialysis and chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients, to daily trips to Children’s Hospital and for seniors who must have routine medical visits to avoid nursing homes, transportation can make the crucial difference between being homebound and isolated, or healthy and active.

Hopelink Transportation includes three programs: DART Transit, Medicaid Transportation and Mobility Management.

Dart Transit

Hopelink provides public DART Transit through a contract with King County Metro. DART offers bus routes in some neighborhoods using mini buses that can go off regular routes to pick up and drop off passengers. DART operates on a fixed schedule, but one that has more flexibility than regular Metro Transit buses. Standard public transit fare applies to this service.

To schedule a DART ride, please submit a request through the DART Ride Request page, or call 866.261.DART during the specified hours that can be found on the DART Ride Request page. 

Medicaid Transportation

Hopelink also provides Non-Emergency Medical Transportation in King and Snohomish counties for medical services covered by Medicaid.

For more information, or to schedule a ride in King or Snohomish County, please visit our Medicaid Transporation page. 

To check the status of a ride, cancel a trip, provide feedback or to let Hopelink know your ride is late, visit our MyRideOnline page. 

To request a ride by fax, please use this downloadable form: Trip Request Form

Transportation companies interested in providing services should download this application form. 

Mobility Management

Hopelink’s Mobility Management team provides education and resources through three travel training programs in King County: Travel Ambassadors, Mobilize! Public Transit Orientation, and Getting Around Puget Sound (GAPS).

Community Van

Hopelink provides trip coordination and promotion for the Community Van through a contract with King County Metro. This service provides shared rides, either one-time or recurring, to popular destinations and are available throughout the day, evening and on weekends. Trips must be scheduled in advance through a local Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC). To request a seat, or to work with your CTC to propose a new trip, call 425.943.6760 during business hours. Vans are driven by volunteer drivers. Click here for full details.

Veterans Transportation

Do you or someone you know who is a veteran or military service member face transportation challenges? There are many transportation options available to veterans and service members, however, many are not aware of the options beyond public transit.

VetsGO is designed to serve as a single web destination for veterans, service members, and their families to access the available transportation options in King County, Washington and the adjoining counties in the central Puget Sound region.


Find a Ride is an online resource for transportation services in the central Puget Sound region. Transportation options include public transit, special needs transportation, and community shuttles. was envisioned as a gateway to transportation options in the Puget Sound area. The site was created and managed by Sound Transit until 2015, and is now a service of Hopelink.




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Easterseals | Transportation Services

As part of our mission to break down barriers to inclusion for people with disabilities, we’re committed to helping those we serve get where they need, and want, to go via accessible transportation. Through the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, we help people find rides and transportation resources to reach employment, appointments, shopping and other destinations. We also can support an organization’s ability to connect with transportation and mobility services in their community through our mobility management work. The National Center for Mobility Management can help you identify those people and organizations in your state, region, or local community that could connect you to the most appropriate transportation service and support the development of coordinated transportation networks.

NADTC logoThe National Aging and Disability Transportation Center can help people with disabilities and older adults find out about their community’s available transportation services and connect individuals with transportation operators and mobility managers who can assist in finding transportation when they need it.

National Center for Mobility ManagementThe National Center for Mobility Management promotes customer-centered mobility strategies that advance good health, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and community. NCMM can assist individuals and communities through dissemination of promising practices, a monthly e-newsletter, and customized technical assistance.

Steps to helping you or your client find transportation:

Step 1 – Identify Transportation Needs

  • Determine where you want to travel, how often, and the general hours or time of day that you need transportation services.
  • Find out whether you are able to use regular public transportation service or would want to participate in travel training or mentoring to learn how to use bus or rail transit.
  • If you cannot use regular public transit or private transportation options (e.g., taxi, shared-ride, volunteer drivers), identify whether you will need to meet eligibility requirements for ADA complementary paratransit service or age or income requirements for Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation so that you are aware of the process and paperwork involved to apply for those services.

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Step 2 – Connect to a Local Mobility Manager

A mobility manager is an employee of a transit or human service agency who offers on-on-one counseling or group education on transportation options and alternatives to driving. A referral to a local mobility manager will put you in touch with a transportation expert who can offer information on transportation services that are available in the area, offer guidance on how to find a ride, and in some cases, arrange or coordinate rides. A mobility manager’s job is to take a person-centered approach to finding the right transportation based on an individual’s needs.

If you are unable to locate a mobility manager, you can reach out to an Information and Referral Specialist, an Aging and Disability Resource Center, or a 2-1-1 program (see Step 3 for phone numbers and websites).

Step 3 – Learn about Transportation Options in Your Community

Creating a comprehensive list of transportation resources and options can be a daunting task, but chances are others in your community may have already done so. Transportation

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Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)

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Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are all responsible for safety on Montana’s roadways. Whether driving, bicycling, or walking, everyone must take care, because a collision with a motor vehicle and a bicycle or pedestrian is often deadly.

Here are some tips to safely share the road:

Motorists: Avoid distractions while driving and watch for cyclists and pedestrians, including when entering or exiting parking spaces. Watch for pedestrians and yield to them when they are crossing at uncontrolled intersections or marked crosswalks. When turning, it’s also important to look for bicyclists and pedestrian who may be crossing the street at those intersections.

Bicyclists: Avoid distractions while riding. Increase your visibility by wearing bright colored clothes and use reflective materials and bike lights. Be predictable and use hand signals when changing lanes, stopping and turning. Obey all the same traffic laws as a motor vehicle. Always wear a helmet, ride single file, and ride in the same direction as vehicular traffic.

Pedestrians: Like all other users, avoid distractions when walking, especially when crossing the street. Look left, right, then left again before entering the roadway. Be predictable. Use crosswalks and follow pedestrian crossing signals. Wear bright or reflective clothing especially at dawn, dusk and at night.

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Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice – Journal

Transportation Research: Part A considers papers dealing with policy analysis (design, formulation and evaluation); planning; interaction with the political, socioeconomic and physical environments; and management and evaluation of transport systems. Topics may be approached from any discipline or perspective:…

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Transportation Systems Sector | CISA

A train passes by a busy highwayThe Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation are designated as the Co-Sector-Specific Agencies for the Transportation Systems Sector. The nation’s transportation system quickly, safely, and securely moves people and goods through the country and overseas.

Sector Overview

The Transportation Systems Sector consists of seven key subsectors, or modes:

  • Aviation includes aircraft, air traffic control systems, and about 19,700 airports, heliports, and landing strips. Approximately 500 provide commercial aviation services at civil and joint-use military airports, heliports, and sea plane bases.  In addition, the aviation mode includes commercial and recreational aircraft (manned and unmanned) and a wide-variety of support services, such as aircraft repair stations, fueling facilities, navigation aids, and flight schools.
  • Highway and Motor Carrier encompasses more than 4 million miles of roadway, more than 600,000 bridges, and more than 350 tunnels. Vehicles include trucks, including those carrying hazardous materials; other commercial vehicles, including commercial motorcoaches and school buses; vehicle and driver licensing systems; traffic management systems; and cyber systems used for operational management.
  • Maritime Transportation System consists of about 95,000 miles of coastline, 361 ports, more than 25,000 miles of waterways, and intermodal landside connections that allow the various modes of transportation to move people and goods to, from, and on the water.
  • Mass Transit and Passenger Rail includes terminals, operational systems, and supporting infrastructure for passenger services by transit buses, trolleybuses, monorail, heavy rail—also known as subways or metros—light rail, passenger rail, and vanpool/rideshare. Public transportation and passenger rail operations provided an estimated 10.8 billion passenger trips in 2014.
  • Pipeline Systems consist of more than 2.5 million miles of pipelines spanning the country and carrying nearly all of the nation’s natural gas and about 65 percent of hazardous liquids, as well as various chemicals. Above-ground assets, such as compressor stations and pumping stations, are also included.
  • Freight Rail consists of seven major carriers, hundreds of smaller railroads, over 138,000 miles of active railroad, over 1.33 million freight cars, and approximately 20,000 locomotives. An estimated 12,000 trains operate daily. The Department of Defense has designated 30,000 miles of track and structure as critical to mobilization and resupply of U.S. forces.
  • Postal and Shipping moves about 720 million letters and packages each day and includes large integrated carriers, regional and local courier services, mail services, mail management firms, and chartered and delivery services.

Sector-Specific Plan

The Transportation Systems Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented within the context of the unique characteristics and risk landscape of the sector. Each Sector-Specific Agency develops a sector-specific plan through a coordinated effort involving its public and private sector partners. The Postal and Shipping Sector was consolidated within the Transportation Systems Sector in 2013 under Presidential Policy Directive 21. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation are designated as the Co-Sector-Specific Agencies for the Transportation Systems Sector.

Transportation Systems Sector Activities Progress Report

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Transportation Position Statement | The Arc

People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilitiesmust have access to both public and private transportation to lead full, independent lives.


Our constituents lack sufficient access to mass transit, paratransit, trains, ferries, airplanes, their own vehicles, and other modes of transportation to perform everyday activities. Even where accessible public transportation exists, adults with disabilities consider transportation inadequate. In the U.S., 24 million individuals with disabilities use public transit to maintain their independence and participate fully in society.

For many, it is their only transit option. Although federal and state legislation encourages more people with all types of disabilities to go to work, getting to work requires transportation. Inadequate transportation inhibits community involvement. Those living in rural areas often face the greatest challenge of all due to total lack of public transportation and long distances between destinations.


Transportation agencies, service providers, and advocacy organizations must ensure that:

  • There is increasing flexibility and growth in available transportation options throughout the U.S. for our constituents, including those in rural areas.
  • Public transportation is adequately funded and available.
  • Existing public transportation is accessible, available in a timely manner, and equipped to suit the physical, sensory, and/or cognitive needs of all people.
  • Paratransit systems for those who need them must be available at comparable cost and funded as an alternative to mass transportation.
  • Our constituents have the option of owning and operating their vehicles.


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“People with intellectual disability and/or developmental disabilities” refers to those defined by AAIDD classification and DSM IV. In everyday language they are frequently referred to as people with cognitive, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities although the professional and legal definitions of those terms both include others and exclude some defined by DSM IV.

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CDC – Healthy Places – Transportation and Health Tool

This website is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

“Transportation choices play an important role in building and maintaining healthy communities. The Transportation and Health Tool can help create safe and convenient transportation networks in communities. I look forward to continuing our collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation to make healthy transportation—biking, walking and taking public transit—the easy choice.”

Patrick Breysse, Director, CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

The Healthy Community Design Initiative, also known as the Built Environment and Health Initiative, is no longer a funded program and the information on this website is not being reviewed and updated on a regular basis.


The online Transportation and Health Tool gives transportation decision-makers, health officials, and the public easy access to data to understand the health impact of an existing transportation system or proposed transportation project. The tool provides data on 14 transportation and health indicators for U.S. states, metropolitan statistical areas, and urbanized areas. The indicators measure how the transportation environment affects health in the following areas:

  • Safety. Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. By providing transportation options and improving roadway facilities, transportation agencies can reduce the incidence of motor vehicle crashes.
  • Active transportation. Transportation agencies and their partners can help people lead more active lifestyles by giving them options for getting to places they need to go without driving. They can also reduce the distance between destinations people travel to satisfy daily needs.
  • Air quality. Air pollution has been linked with heart disease and respiratory illnesses, including asthma. Improving transportation system efficiency and supporting cleaner vehicles and fuels can improve air quality.
  • Connectivity to destinations. Providing a well-connected, multi-modal transportation network increases people’s ability to access destinations that can influence their health and well-being. For example, an effective transportation network can provide access to jobs, health care services, and parks.
  • Equity. Negative health effects related to transportation systems often fall hardest on more vulnerable members of the community, such as low-income residents, communities of color, children, and older adults.

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The tool also includes 25 evidence-based policies, strategies, and interventions for improving health outcomes through transportation investments. Such investments include expanding walking, bicycling and public transit infrastructure, promoting connectivity, and improving roadway safety.

The Transportation and Health Tool was jointly developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Transportation in partnership with the American Public Health Association. CDC’s Healthy Community Design Initiative led a team of experts from multiple organizations to design, develop, and release the tool. If you have questions or feedback about the Transportation and Health Tool, please contact

The Healthy Community Design Initiative (HCDI) prevents disease and injury by helping create built environments that provide convenient and safe opportunities for people to walk, bicycle, or use public transit. HCDI, also known as the Built Environment and Health Initiative, is the only federal program whose primary purpose

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Morning Transportation – POLITICO

With help from Brianna Gurciullo, Anthony Adragna, Gavin Bade, Kelsey Tamborrino and Leah Nylen

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— Florida lawmakers want financial assistance for cruise lines, which were left out of the latest coronavirus stimulus package that President Donald Trump signed last week.

— Trump’s rollback of fuel efficiency standards is expected to be unveiled today, undoing one of his predecessor’s most significant achievements on climate change but providing little certainty to an industry he promised to help.

— Ford and GE said they’ll make 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days as the White House pushes automakers to up their efforts.

IT’S TUESDAY: Thanks for tuning in to POLITICO’s Morning Transportation, your daily tipsheet on all things trains, planes, automobiles and ports. Get in touch with tips and feedback at [email protected] or @samjmintz.

“It’s hard to let the miles pass me by / Yellow lines they blend together in my eyes.”

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FLORIDA’S ELECTEDS PUSH FOR CRUISE HELP: A number of Florida lawmakers are pushing for financial assistance for cruise lines in the next economic stimulus legislation, after the last package kept them out, our Tanya Snyder reports. “We strongly oppose any efforts that would unfairly target or hurt this important industry and urge you to provide the same level of support to the workers in this industry that is being provided to every other American worker,” wrote 15 lawmakers, led by Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), in a letter to congressional leaders.

Even if the cruise industry agrees to make changes (like incorporating in the U.S. where they’d be subject to taxes and oversight) and Democrats concede to helping them, a fourth coronavirus bill could still be a long way off. “Congress is now considering staying away from Washington for a month or more as the coronavirus makes even the routine act of legislating a dangerous risk for new transmissions,” POLITICO’s Congress team reports.

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FUEL EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ROLLBACK COMING TODAY: The Trump administration today is expected to release its final plan to weaken vehicle fuel economy targets ahead of an April 1 deadline, Pro Energy’s Alex Guillén and Zack Coleman report this morning.

The joint National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-EPA proposal will replace the Obama administration’s safety and tailpipe emissions standards for vehicles through 2026. As Zack reported last week, the final proposal will direct automakers to improve fuel efficiency by 1.5 percent