ORCA agencies plan new Regional Day Pass options

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ORCA agencies joint news release

Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit

Joint Board seeks public comments on plans for implementing program

Following a pilot program last year, the transit agencies participating in the ORCA smart card system are proposing to implement a permanent Regional Day Pass program. The agencies are seeking community input on the program, which would consist of two new ORCA pass products:

  • A $8 Regional Day Pass for adult riders valid for unlimited rides on services with fares up to $3.50
  • A $4.50 Regional Day Pass for ORCA Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) holders (seniors and riders with disabilities) valid for unlimited rides on services with fares up to $1.75.

If the fare value of the regional day pass ($3.50 adult, $1.75 RRFP) is less than the fare for the service, the rider can pay a fare upgrade using E-purse stored on the ORCA card or with cash on buses.

The regional day pass is intended to make it easier for tourists and visitors to use transit while in town. Local residents can also purchase the regional day pass anywhere ORCA cards are sold. 

A new ORCA card costs $5 for adults and $3 for seniors (65+) or riders with disabilities. The day pass will be available at ORCA revalue locations or online, by mail and phone.

These new products will be accepted on bus, light rail, commuter rail, streetcar and foot ferry services operated by Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit. As with the current ORCA PugetPass, the ORCA Regional Day Pass will not be valid for fare payment on Washington State Ferries service. 

To provide comments on this proposal:

  • Email contactus@orcacard.com
  • Call 888-988-6722 / TTY Relay:711
  • Attend a public hearing before the ORCA Joint Board. It will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 13 at King Street Center, 8th Floor Conference Center, 201 South Jackson St., Seattle.

Learn more about ORCA or purchase cards and products at orcacard.com.