As of September 1, 2022, people age 18 and younger can take transit for free thanks to Move Ahead Washington, a statewide transportation funding package. We are excited to bring the freedom of transit to a new generation!
All youth can ride transit for free. Riders ages 13–18 are encouraged to use an ORCA card if they have one. Community Transit is partnering with many local school districts so that students will soon be able to get ORCA cards at school. Youth who do not have an ORCA card can still ride for free. Children age 12 and younger do not need an ORCA card.
Is your Youth ORCA card not working?
If you received a Youth ORCA card from your school or a local organization, it may not be registered. Beginning Feb. 1, 2024, unregistered cards will no longer work when scanned. Learn how to register your Youth ORCA card.
Children age 12 and younger do not need an ORCA card. Children age 10 and younger should be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible caregiver to provide adequate supervision. A youth has to be sufficiently independent enough to ride unsupervised.
Strollers and other gear must be folded or stored so that they do not block the aisle of the bus.