Transportation

Shuttle Service

DigiPen’s shuttle service connects the campus to the Redmond Transit Center and a number of nearby apartment complexes. The service is free to students, staff, and faculty at DigiPen. The shuttle operates Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis.

Morning Operation

From 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., the shuttle runs continuously between the following locations: 

  • Redmond Transit Center (161st Avenue NE and 83rd St, Redmond)
  • Olde Redmond Place (7001 Old Redmond Rd, Redmond)
  • Gates of Redmond (15325 Redmond Way, Redmond)
  • Shadowbrook Apartments (8500 148th Ave NE, Redmond)
  • DigiPen campus (9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond)

Each loop takes roughly 40 minutes to complete. Morning pick-up is permitted only at designated stops.

Evening Operation

From 5:15 p.m. until 12:10 a.m., the shuttle departs from the DigiPen campus every hour, and stops are made at the passengers' request. Once the last passenger has been dropped off, the shuttle will return to campus. Students who need to travel to campus in the evening may schedule a pick-up along the route by texting one of the drivers:

  • Terri (PM) - (425) 591-5814
  • Wes (AM) - (425) 761-6296

 

Shuttle Rules

The rules for the shuttle are as follows:

  • DigiPen’s Code of Conduct applies to shuttle passengers
  • All riders are required to wear seat belts
  • The shuttle has a maximum capacity of 25 passengers and two bicycles
  • Riders are responsible for placing their bikes on the bike rack
  • No food, drink, or smoking is permitted in the shuttle
  • All riders are required to complete waiver before riding

Summer 2014 Shuttle Schedule (effective May 5, 2014)

Morning Departures*Evening Departures
RTCORPGORSBADigiPenDigiPen
8:00 a.m.8:10 a.m.8:15 a.m.8:20 a.m.8:25 a.m.5:15 p.m.
8:50 a.m.9:00 a.m.9:05 a.m.9:10 a.m.9:15 a.m.6:15 p.m.
9:40 a.m.9:50 a.m.9:55 a.m.10:00 a.m.10:05 a.m.7:15 p.m.
10:30 a.m.10:40 a.m.10:45 a.m.10:50 a.m.10:55 a.m.8:15 p.m.
9:15 p.m.
10:10 p.m.
RTC = Redmond Transit Center; ORP = Olde Redmond Place; GOR = Gates of Redmond; SBA = Shadowbrook Apartments

Public Transportation

Two public transit companies service the Seattle metropolitan area: King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit. Both services offer routes with stops near DigiPen’s Redmond campus. To calculate your route, you can use the King County’s Trip Planner, view the Sound Transit route schedules, or use Google Maps, which incorporates information from both services.

Fare Rates

Metro/Sound Transit has a two-zone system. The city of Seattle occupies one zone, while the remainder of King County occupies the second zone. Depending on how many zones are involved in your trip and when you are traveling, the fare will be between $2.25 and $3.50. Visit the Metro Transit and Sound Transit sites for more detailed information about fares.