New bus service connects downtown with Snoqualmie Ridge

The new hourly Snoqualmie Valley Transportation service will connect neighborhoods to the city.

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

Connecting the neighborhoods and businesses of the city, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) is now providing hourly bus service between historic downtown Snoqualmie and Snoqualmie Ridge.

The Ridge Loop starts at the corner of SE Newton St. and Railroad Ave., bringing people to events and appointments at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, Safeway, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and the Snoqualmie Casino.

Catch the Ridge Loop bus at any of its regular stops, weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a $1 suggested donation. Riders can also flag down the bus at any point along its mapped route. The bus leaves downtown Snoqualmie at 7:20 a.m., 8:20, 9:20 and 10:20 a.m., and 12:20, 1:20, 2:20 and 3:20 p.m.

The bus is ADA accessible and also equipped with a bike rack, giving cyclists a faster, safer alternative to pedaling up Snoqualmie Parkway.

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult to ride the bus.

Locals can learn more about the Ridge Loop, or any of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation’s other services, including a fixed-route loop between Snoqualmie and North Bend, a loop from North Bend to Rattlesnake Lake, door-to-door service, which requires an appointment, and the Valley Shuttle service from North Bend to Duvall, by visiting www.svtbus.org or calling 425-888-7001.

SVT is a project of Mt. Si Senior Center. SVT began its services in 2003 with funding assistance from Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, King County Metro Transit, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

To download a map of the Ridge Loop bus route, locals can go to http://svtbus.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SVT_Ridge_Loop_v4.pdf

To download a timetable for the Ridge Loop bus route, locals can go to http://svtbus.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/R-LOOP-TIME-TABLE-1.png

For additional information, locals can contact Snoqualmie Valley Transportation at 425-888-7001.

More in Life

Greg McClellan of Kirkland completes his 48-hour long concept album after almost 20 years. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Kirkland man creates 48-hour long concept album

Greg McClellan finishes what may be the world’s longest album in dedication to his lifelong friend.

An illustration of the difference between equality and equity. Photo courtesy of King County
King County launches reporting website for equity efforts

The new site details efforts and shortcomings as the county attempts to minimize inequity.

Fall City Historical Society hosts historic sawmill tour on Sept. 22

The Fall City Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of the historic Isackson sawmill on Sept. 22.

From left: Captain Nick Almquist, Gini Ekoes, Heather Payne, and Chief Perry Phipps. Courtesy photo.
Sno-Valley Eagles Post #3529 host First Responders Appreciation Day

All proceeds went to support fallen Kent police officer’s family.

Friends of the North Bend Library offer free books for Valley Reads series

All reigstrants will receive a copy of “The Middle Fork” by Brad Allen.

Group gathers 950 pounds of garbage along North Fork

Local community group cleans up garbage from popular camping and shooting spot.

Carnation Farms hosts cooking class series with award-winning chef

Chef Caprial Pence leads cooking class series at Carnation Farms

North Bend celebrates summer with 10th annual Block Party

The North Bend Block Party held it’s 10th annual event this past Saturday in downtown North Bend.

Measles, it’s never too late to get vaccinated

The summer is a great time to get outdoors and have fun; don’t let measles ruin your plans.

Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life raises more than $75,000

Community members from around Valley came together at Tollgate Farm Park for the 2018 Relay for Life

North Bend Block Party begins Saturday, July 21

North Bend Way will be packed with entertainment, live music, food, and fun on Saturday, July 21.

Theater in the Park returns to Si View on July 29

Valley Center Stage will perform “The Bremen Town Black Cat Band” at Si View Community Park.