Need transportation help? Hopelink helps residents 'Get Around Puget Sound'
April 6, 2011 · 1:02 PM
Knowledgeable volunteers help people learn how to use all the transportation options available for getting around the Puget Sound region, from buses to taxis.
Kirkland residents who want to use their cars less, or don't have their own transportation and aren't sure how to get where they need to go, now have some place to turn for help and answers.
Hopelink, the largest social services non-profit helping people in King County, provides a "Getting Around Puget Sound" service free to anyone who has transportation questions.
Beginning Thursday, April 7, knowledgeable volunteers will be available at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland to answer questions about mass transit and other transportation systems, help plan trips, assist people in utilizing the Internet and other tools for planning their own trips and more.
Volunteers can provide information about King County Metro and Sound Transit schedules and service areas, as well as details about alternative transportation systems including taxi scrip, senior services free shuttles and volunteer transportation programs. Additionally, volunteers can teach people how to use the new ORCA (One Regional Card for All) payment cards for riding the bus, ferries or train.
The two-hour sessions will be held from 9-11 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave. in Kirkland. For more information, call 425-943-6769.