It’s happening. With each passing day, more people are needing to get to more places. If the cost of taking transit to increasing in-person school, work and other appointments feels burdensome, there is an affordable option: ORCA LIFT.
ORCA LIFT is the income-qualified reduced transit fare program for the Central Puget Sound region. Travelers who meet the criteria (income less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level) can ride at fares reduced by up to 66 percent. For Community Transit, the discount is 50 percent of the regular adult fare. Other transit fare discounts via ORCA LIFT are available with:
Other agencies that accept ORCA cards will accept ORCA LIFT, but no discount will be applied. In 2022, a new ORCA card will debut, but current ORCA LIFT cards will continue to be valid.
The easiest way to get ORCA LIFT is online, by phone at 1-800-756-5437or by mail using this PDF.
There are three ways to qualify for ORCA LIFT:
With an ORCA card in hand, there are multiple ways to travel about the region via a variety of regional or agency specific passes and by adding value to the card via its E-purse. That can be done online, at ticket vending machines, via phone at 888-988-6722 or at regional transit agency offices, including the Community Transit RideStore at Lynnwood Transit Center and the Everett Transit Customer Service Center at Everett Station.