Hyde Shuttle Service Begins in Federal Way, SeaTac and Tukwila

Free community Hyde Shuttle service for residents age 55 and older and for people with disabilities of all ages is now available in Federal Way, SeaTac and Tukwila.

In addition, the following communities are served by Hyde Shuttles: Burien/Highline, Des Moines/Normandy Park, Shoreline/Lake Forest Park, Renton, Snoqualmie Valley, and most Seattle neighborhoods (First Hill, Capitol Hill, Central, Southeast, Beacon Hill, International District, Queen Anne/Magnolia, and Northeast, Northwest and West Seattle).

The shuttle service is free, although donations are accepted.  

The shuttle operates from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays, providing door-to-door service throughout each of the cities' boundaries (city limits), transporting riders to the grocery shopping, medical appointments, the library, the bank, to visit a friend, to cultural and social events, and any other local errands. Riders register for service by phone. There is no application to fill out or in-person eligibility screening. Riders may register by phone up to 30 days in advance. Same day service is available on a space available basis. The shuttles are lift-equipped for people who have difficulty using stairs or use a mobility aid.

The July 2011 issue of Seniors Digest, the predecessor to this publication, featured a story about Hyde Shuttle service. KOMO News ran a story—"It's the best thing that ever happened to an elderly person who can't drive"—about Hyde Shuttle service in Burien in September 2011.

For more information, visit Senior Services' Transportation webpage or e-mail cindyz@seniorservices.org. To schedule, call 206-727-6262 or (toll-free) 1-877-415-3632. (Note: Snoqualmie Valley residents should call 425-333-4009.)

Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Hyde Shuttle Driver

The popular Hyde Shuttle service relies on volunteer drivers for its Shoreline, Burien and Des Moines routes. More drivers are urgently needed!  The Burien Hyde Shuttle is having to cut back to just two days per week due to a lack of drivers. If you would like to help older adults and adults with disabilities get to appointments and social events, consider signing up!

Volunteers choose their weekly shifts and receive free training in defensive driving, passenger assistance, First Aid and CPR. You do not need a special driver's license and would do no lifting or bearing of weight.

For more information on driving the Hyde Shuttle, contact Melissa at 206-748-7588 or melissat@seniorservices.org.