As July 1, 2019, Community Transit offers a reduced fare for low-income residents through the ORCA LIFT Program.
An ORCA card allows riders to pay a reduced bus fare because their household income is less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty level, established by the US Dept. of Health & Human Services.
ORCA LIFT cards are already accepted on Community Transit and Everett Transit, but you will pay the full adult fare until July 1, 2019.
If you already have an ORCA LIFT card, you will automatically be charged the reduced fare beginning July 1.
Community Transit low-income fare
For Community Transit service, the ORCA LIFT fare is:
Everett Transit low-income fare
For Everett Transit service, the ORCA LIFT fare:
1. Verify your income with a social service provider. To qualify for ORCA LIFT, a residents’ income must be no more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services standard.
In Snohomish County, the Washington Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) will verify income and issue a card to the eligible individual.
2. Apply in person at one of the DSHS Community Services Offices listed below. Please call ahead before arriving to confirm business hours.
|DSHS Customer Service Office||Address||Hours||Accessible by Transit|
|Alderwood||20311 52nd Ave W, Suite 100|
Lynnwood, WA 98036
|10 AM – 2 PM||Community Transit Route 130|
|Everett||840 N. Broadway, Suite 200|
Everett, WA 98201
|8:30 AM – 4:30 PM||Community Transit Routes 201|
|Everett Transit Routes 4, 6, 7 and 29|
|Skykomish Valley (Monroe)||19705 State Route 2, Suite 100 Monroe, WA 98272||10 AM – 2 PM||Community Transit Route 271|
|Smokey Point (Arlington)||3704 172nd St NE, Suite P Arlington, WA 98223||10 AM – 3 PM||Community Transit Routes 201, 202 and 240|
3. Load value onto your ORCA LIFT Card/e-Purse. Visit orcacard.com