Seattle Civic - Services - Seattle, Washington, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Transport: Seattle offers a variety of transit options
    • Metro: Metro Transit; public transit agency serving King County; bus coaches, electric trolleys, dual-powered buses, and streetcars; division of the King County Department of Transportation
    • Sound: Sound Transit; public transit agency delivering a mix of rail, regional bus routes and new transit facilities to the citizens of urban King, Pierce and Snohomish counties
    • Air & Sea Port: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Port of Seattle; transportation of cargo and passengers by air, water, and land
    • Streetcar: South Lake Union line; connects to Seattle's other public transit systems including Metro buses; Sound Transit buses, trains and light rail; and the Monorail
    • Pronto: Puget Sound's bicycle-sharing system
    • BFI Airport: Boeing Field/King County International Airport
    • Kenmore Base: Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base
    • Seattle Base: Seattle Seaplanes Seaplane Base
    • Ferries State: Washington State Ferries; serves eight counties within Washington and the Province of British Columbia, Canada; ferries from Seattle Pier 52 to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton; from Seattle Pier 50 to Vashon; other ferries all over Puget Sound
    • Ferry Fremont: Seattle Ferry Service Fremont Avenue; tourism cruises; vessel departure from Fremont under the Aurora Bridge
    • Monorail: Seattle Center Monorail; the original monorail line, opened in 1962, connecting Seattle Center with downtown Seattle at Westlake Center; 2 kilometers long
    • Amtrak: Passenger train service; King Street Station
    • Greyhound: National, commercial bus transit company; offers connections from Seattle to the United States, Canada, and Mexico
    • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including Seattle
    • Car Free: Possible in Seattle; with good walkability and extensive transit systems, you could easily live without a car in Seattle
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • Gray Line: Gray Line of Seattle; tour and charter operator
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • Regional Council: Puget Sound Regional Council; association of cities, towns, counties, ports, and state agencies that serves as a forum for developing policies and making decisions about regional growth and transportation issues in the four-county central Puget Sound region.
    • Utilities: Seattle Public Utilities; water, waste, recycling, garbage, drainage, yard waste
  • Human: Health and human services
    • Medical: King County Medical Society; information on medical resources; physician finder
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
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