It’s easier than ever for businesses to help their employees ride transit with ORCA —  One Regional Card for All. The ORCA card works like cash or a pass, automatically tracking the value of different fares and transfers. Riders can pay with ORCA for services on all seven of the major regional transit agencies including Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, and Washington State Ferries.

ORCA for Business enables businesses to pick the transit products that best fit their employee and business needs while providing the tools to make it easier to manage their transportation programs.

Program options for ORCA Business

ORCA Business Passport

ORCA Business Passport provides a cost-effective, comprehensive, annual transportation pass program that gives employees choices for their commute.  More than just a bus pass, ORCA Business Passport gives every employee at your business access to transit, rail, vanpool, and Guaranteed Ride Home service.

What is included in Business Passport?
  • Unlimited rides on six regional transit agencies (Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, and Sound Transit).
  • Unlimited access to the Sounder Commuter Rail, Link Light Rail, Seattle Center monorail, the Seattle streetcar, King County Water Taxi, and Kitsap Fast Ferry.
  • Includes vanpool and vanshare fare subsidy on Community Transit, Kitsap Transit, King County Metro Transit and Pierce Transit.
  • Guaranteed Ride Home – six emergency taxi rides home a year.

ORCA Business Passport allows companies with five or more employees to offer multiple commute options to all of their employees for one low price. If your company has more than 500 employees, then we will work with you to create a customized Passport program.

Learn more about Business Passport

ORCA Business Choice

ORCA Business Choice provides you with a flexible option for providing your employees with a transit benefit.  With Business Choice you can provide ORCA cards to as few or as many cardholders as you choose and you can load the cards with a variety of product options:

  • A menu of monthly transit passes that provide the service your employees need on seven regional transit agencies.
  • E-purse that allows employees to pay on a per-trip basis.
  • E-voucher allows a business to provide a set value that their employees can convert to an e-purse or monthly pass. If the voucher goes unused for 30 days, the value is refunded to your company.

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Business Choice vs. Business Passport

Business Choice
Business Passport
Business payment cadenceMonthlyAnnually
Number of employees at your business1 or more5 or more
Cost per year
(for a Community Transit unlimited bus pass)
$1,080$36–42 per employee
( See current pricing here)
Minimum payments onto an employee ORCA card$5$36–42 per employee annually
( See current pricing here)
Minimum employees you must enroll1All employees at worksite
100% unlimited bus, rail, vanpool?NoYes
Includes 6 Emergency Guaranteed Ride Home taxi rides?NoYes

Not sure which ORCA program is best for your business? 

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