SNOTRAC LogoSnohomish County Transportation Coalition
The Snohomish County Transportation Coalition (SNOTRAC) is a diverse group of human service agencies, transit agencies, advocacy groups, people with special transportation needs, and others. The coalition strives to foster cooperation and collaboration among private and nonprofit transportation brokers and providers, local public transportation agencies, local governmental agencies, and transportation system consumers.

The coalition is in the process of creating a coordinated, countywide transportation system that:
  • Serves all people with special transportation needs
  • Efficiently uses all local transportation resources, including non-traditional ones
  • Is easy to access regardless of who needs the ride or who is paying for the ride
Mission, Vision, & Values
The mission of the Snohomish County Transportation Coalition is to work together to develop a coordinated transportation system for persons with special transportation needs. For purposes of this coalition, persons with special transportation needs are defined in RCW 47.06b, Section B as "Those people, including their attendants, who because of physical or mental disability, income status, or age, are unable to transport themselves or purchase transportation."

Other benefits of the coalition include that it:
  • Serves all people with special transportation needs
  • Explores the efficient uses of all local transportation resources, including non-traditional ones
  • Fosters partnerships between transportation and social service providers through ongoing communication and forums for problem solving
  • Is user-friendly, safe, and easy to access
SNOTRAC Strategic Issues
SNOTRAC is implementing strategic issues to make improvements in certain areas including:
  • Lack of awareness
  • Cumbersome trip arrangements
  • Trips not being available
Goals of SNOTRAC
Goals of SNOTRAC include:
  • Improve and increase awareness and support of transportation options and services to the public and service providers
  • Simplify the eligibility process
  • Simplify trip arrangements
  • Build transportation capacity within existing community resources
  • Increase transportation options in rural areas
  • Increase regional and cross jurisdictional transportation options
Coordinated Transportation
A coordinated transportation system efficiently provides comprehensive and user-friendly public and private transportation services. Transportation programs, including transit agencies, are social service agencies, school districts, private providers, and others, share resources, facilities, and information; and coordinate trip eligibility, reservations, scheduling, dispatching, and passenger trips.

Currently, many transportation programs that serve the elderly, children, low-income, and people with disabilities either operate independent transportation programs, or have no transportation at all. The result is either duplication in transportation services, or
people with unmet transportation needs.

Coordination Benefits
Major benefits of a coordinated transportation system include:
  • Same number of trips provided for reduced dollars
  • Expanded transportation services to those with unmet needs
  • Efficient use of tax dollars
Additional Information
If you have any further questions, please contact the mobility coordination manager at 425-265-2226. Join our Steering Committee today!

The Snohomish County Transportation Coalition has adopted a policy of non-discrimination in all programs, services, and employment. No one shall be excluded on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, veteran, and military status or disability unless required by the eligibility guidelines for service. Any complaints or concerns contact 425-265-2227.