ORCA Business Programs: The Gold Standard of Transportation Benefits
Seattle employees have come to expect great transit benefits from their workplaces. ORCA Business Programs make offering comprehensive transportation benefits easier than ever, and Commute Seattle is here to offer you all of the information you need to get started.
What is ORCA?
ORCA (One Regional Card for All) is an electronic card used to pay for rides on public transportation throughout the Puget Sound region. Riders can load the card with funds to be used like a debit card, or add a variety of passes to cover fares on buses, trains, streetcars and ferries.
ORCA Business Passport
Passport is a cost effective, comprehensive, annual transportation pass program only available through employers. It includes unlimited rides for seven different regional transit agencies. It also provides a 100% vanpool and vanshare subsidy as well as a guaranteed ride home for participating employees in case of emergency. WSF passes can be loaded onto individual ORCA cards as needed. Employers must purchase Passport for all benefit eligible employees, and can cost-share with employees up to 50%.
Pricing: Businesses in the Central Business District can cover an employee with a full year of unlimited travel for $709.88! The same pass would cost $2,268 per year if an employee had to buy it on their own. Fill out the inquiry form in the sidebar to receive a fast and free consultation!
ORCA Business Choice
Choice allows employers to load a dollar amount or a variety of passes, including PugetPasses and Washington State Ferry passes, onto their employees’ ORCA cards at retail pricing on a monthly basis. Business Choice gives the employer the flexibility to subsidize as much or as little of their employees’ transportation costs as they want, for as few or as many of their employees as desired.
Pricing: To view retail prices for ORCA, please visit King County Metro’s Fare Select PugetPass to view monthly pass pricing.