Community Transit offers a reduced fare for income-elligible 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 accepted on Community Transit and Everett Transit.
If you already have an ORCA LIFT card, you will automatically be charged the reduced fare.
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:
COVID-19 Update: Many DSHS offices are closed to the public in a continued effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. These closures will remain in place until further notice.
Apply for a new ORCA LIFT or an ORCA LIFT renewal card online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LIFTrenewal, or call 1-800-756-5437 and apply over the phone. You can also download this PDF and apply by mail.
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 to confirm business hours.
Or you may apply online if you are receiving benefits from the State of Washington, including food, medical, and/or cash benefits. A renewal card will be mailed to you if we are able to verify your benefits. Your online application will be processed in 7-10 business days. To complete the online application, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LIFTrenewal.
|DSHS Customer Service Office||Address||Hours||Accessible by Transit|
|20311 52nd Ave W, Suite 100|
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 3 pm
Wednesday: additional services in lobby, 10 am - 2 pm
|Everett||840 N. Broadway, Suite 200|
Everett, WA 98201
|Monday - Friday: 8 am - 3 pm|
Routes 201 and 202
Routes 4, 6, 7 and 29
|Skykomish Valley (Monroe)||19705 State Route 2, Suite 100 Monroe, WA 98272||Monday - Friday: 8 am - 3 pm|
|3704 172nd St NE, Suite P Arlington, WA 98223||Monday - Friday: 8 am - 3 pm Every 4th Wednesday of the month: 10 am - 3 pm|
Routes 201, 202 and 240
3. Load value onto your ORCA LIFT Card/e-Purse. Visit orcacard.com