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    ORCA Card Program for High School Students Extended to Summer Use
    Posted on 05/10/2019
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    We are pleased to announce that the ORCA Card program for high school students has been extended into the summer. High school students who have claimed their ORCA card before June 20 will have access to use the card for transit through August 31, 2019. Middle school students who were approved for the Youth ORCA Opportunity Program funded by the city are also included in the summer extension and automatically re-enrolled for a new card for 2019-2020 if returning to the same school. This extension also includes middle school students who received a district-issued Orca card as part of the Transportation Service Standards

    ORCA Card replacement requests during the summer will be processed weekly between June 28 - Aug. 31, and must be picked up at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence. Cards may be requested by contacting the ORCA Card Program Manager at or 206-252-0947.

    ORCA cards are valid for youth fare on the following:

    • Bus: Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Transit, Metro Transit, Pierce Transit, and Sound Transit
    • Rail: Sound Transit Link light rail and Sound Transit Sounder train (including Rail Plus partnership with Amtrak Cascades)
    • Streetcar: Seattle Streetcar
    • Ferry: King County Water Taxi and Kitsap Local Ferries and Fast Ferries
    • Access Transportation: Metro and Kitsap Transit Access Transportation (eligible riders only)

    Students are responsible for paying any additional fares required for services not covered, or not fully covered by their assigned ORCA card.

    More information about routes, schedules, and conditions of use can be found on the Metro Trip Planner webpage.

    Students are responsible for keeping their assigned ORCA card in good condition through the summer. Reporting a lost, stolen, or damaged ORCA card should be done immediately so we can deactivate the card to prevent unauthorized use.

    • A replacement fee of $5.50 will be charged to the student for a lost, stolen or damaged ORCA card for the first occurrence during the school year.
    • Any subsequent lost, stolen or damaged cards will require a replacement fee of $25.

    More information about school transportation.

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