Carpool parking permits

Carpool parking permits are currently available for: Angle Lake Station, Auburn Station, Federal Way Transit Center, Issaquah Transit Center, Kent Station, Northgate Station garage, Puyallup Station, Sumner Station, Tukwila International Boulevard Station and Tukwila Sounder Station.

To make your commute easier, Sound Transit is offering free carpool parking permits to groups of two or more commuters who regularly drive together to catch the bus or train. Permits give you access to priority parking areas on weekdays during the morning rush hour.

Permit applicants must provide basic contact information and ORCA card numbers for each carpool member. Regular transit ridership is not required for initial issue of a permit, but once a permit is issued ORCA records will be checked to verify regular ridership. At least two carpool members must average three days of ridership per week (12 days per month) to qualify for monthly permit renewals.

Permits are also available at select King County Metro park-and-ride lots (pricing and eligibility vary depending on location). For a full list of facilities and requirements, click the "Apply here" button.

Solo driver parking permits

The Northgate Station garage is the first Sound Transit facility to offer a reserved parking permit option for people driving alone. Solo driver parking permit holders have reserved parking on the lower level of the garage on weekdays during the morning rush hours. On weekends, holidays and after 9 a.m. on weekdays available spaces in permit parkng areas may be used by all on a 'first-come, first serve' basis. More details, including future sites here.

More information about Northgate parking in general here


Apply for Permit Parking


Discounted permit pricing for ORCA Lift qualified transit riders

Sound Transit is offering a 66% discount on solo driver parking permits for transit riders who are qualified for and obtain an ORCA Lift Reduced Fare Transit Card. In addition to discounted parking, ORCA Lift card holders can get reduced fares per transit trip, or reduced price monthly transit passes loaded onto their card.

Click here to find out if you’re eligible for ORCA Lift, and the nearest location to enroll and get your card.

Questions about permit eligibility, applications and payments?

Call Republic Parking Northwest at 206-783-4144 or

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