Save Money When You Ride Transit


Save money when you ride transit
New ORCA LIFT card available for income-qualified residents

It only takes a few minutes to find out if your qualify for for an ORCA LIFT card. If you do, you can save up to 50% on transit fares. With the ORCA LIFT card, Metro buses during peak times are only $1.50 instead of up to $3.25 for two-zone travel.

Applying in person is quick and easy. You do not need to show proof of immigration status when you apply, just proof of who you are and your income level. Once you qualify, you`ll receive an ORCA LIFT card, which you can load with funds and start using immediately.

Here`s how to get a card:
1. Make sure you meet the income guidelines:





2. Go to any of these ORCA LIFT locations:

  • Public Health-Seattle and King County
  • Catholic Community Service
  • Compass Housing Alliance
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Global to Local
  • Multi-Service Center
  • ReWA (Refugee Women`s Alliance)
  • WithinReach
  • YWCA
  • City of Seattle-Mayor`s Office of Senior Citizens
    3. Bring proof of who you are and your income level.
    For documents accepted as proof, go to and click on the “What You Need to Quality” tab.

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