Youth Ride Transit for Free!

Starting September 1, 2022, riders 18 and younger can take transit for free thanks to Move Ahead Washington, a statewide transportation funding package.

How it Works

All Youth Are Able to Ride Transit for Free

Riders age 13 and older are encouraged to show one of the following to the driver, if they have it:

Youth ORCA Card

  • Please “tap” your card when you board. On Sound Transit light rail, please also “tap” when you exit.
  • If you kept the Youth ORCA card issued by your school during the 2021-22 academic year, it will continue to work through June 30, 2023.

Current High School or Middle School Student ID

Youth who do not have one of these can still ride for free.

In 2023 and beyond, youth will be directed to get a Free Youth Transit Pass that allows them to tap a card—or eventually their smartphone—to access transit across the region for free.

Your Passport to the Puget Sound

Across the Puget Sound region, youth will be able to ride free on any of the following transit agencies

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Youth Cards

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Your ORCA transit agencies are your safe, reliable connection to school, a job, family, friends and much more. As always, we’re grateful for the collaborative efforts of community groups, school districts and other partners. We’re excited to welcome more youth to the freedom of transit.

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