ORCA CARD INFORMATION
NOTE TO METRO BUS RIDERS
King County Metro has advised us that until construction is complete on West Lake Sammamish, Route 888, will terminate at the Eastgate Park and Ride and will not continue through to Lakemont Blvd. SE in the afternoons only. It will however, pick up students at Lakemont Blvd SE at that location in the morning.
You are encouraged to revisit the Metro Alerts page and make sure that you are subscribed to all routesor topics for which you may require updates if conditions change due to weather or other factors. By signing up for Metro Transit Alerts, riders can receive an email or text message advising them about known significant disruptions to Metro bus service. You can also visit Metro Online to preview snow routes, and review tips for winter travel.
When snowy, icy or other disruptive conditions affect travel, Metro buses may use alternate routing as necessary, depending on road or traffic conditions in one or more King County geographic areas.
All Metro bus routes are assigned to one or more of seven geographic areas within King County. During a declared snow or other emergency event, the service status of each area is color coded and displayed on Metro’s online snow map. Additional information is then provided in the associated table on the same page.
Pre-planned snow routing for individual bus routes is displayed in print and online timetables.
Winter-travel tips for Metro customers
- Sign up to receive Transit Alerts for the routes you use.
- Check the print and online timetables for snow route maps.
- Pick up the new Metro Snow & Ice Guide on buses and at Metro
information racks, or view the videos and other information online.
- If the weather is bad, check the color-coded status map on Metro
Online before you travel.
- Be patient. Buses are not always on schedule in snowy or icy conditions.
Increased ridership during bad weather can result in crowded buses and
a longer-than-usual wait on the Customer Information phone line at 206-553-3000.
- Smartphone apps and online trackers may not be reliable when buses are
rerouted or significantly delayed.
- Dress appropriately for the walk to the bus stop and expect delays.
- Avoid hills and wait at bus stops on flat portions of arterials or at major transfer points
such as park-and-ride lots, transit centers, or shopping centers.
Tools for bus riders
- Metro Online
- Sign up for Metro Transit Alerts
- Metro’s Snow & Ice
- Metro Customer Information Office - 206-553-3000
- Metro on Twitter @kcmetrobus
- Metro on Facebook
Travel safely, and thanks for riding and for using Metro's services.
Students are reissued new ORCA cards every year. Cards are issued at Back to Business Day on August 22, 2012 or weekdays between 7 am and 4 pm at the BSD Transportation Office located at 12025 NE 5th Street, Bellevue.
Letter from the district, August 2012
ORCA/Metro Bus Pass application form
For more information concerning transportion please CLICK HERE to be linked to the Bellevue School District Transportation website.
LOST ORCA CARD? Please download the ORCA/Metro Bus Pass application form from above. Complete the form and pay the $25 replacement fee at the school office. You will need to take the form and the reciept to the Transportation Office at the address listed above to get a replacement card. You can also bring the form and receipt to the school on Tuesdays at lunch when a representative from transportation will be at International.
LEFT SOMETHING ON THE BUS? You will need to contact the Metro Lost and Found at this number: 206-684-1590.