Free Youth Transit Pass
All riders 18 and younger can take transit for free thanks to Move Ahead Washington, a statewide transportation funding package. We’re very excited to welcome more youth to the freedom of transit.
Your passport to the Puget Sound
Across the Puget Sound region, youth ride free on all participating agencies:
- Community Transit
- Everett Transit
- King County Metro
- King County Water Taxi
- Kitsap Ferries
- Kitsap Transit
- Pierce Transit
- Seattle Streetcar
- Sound Transit
- Washington State Ferries
Some exclusions apply on special trips and Washington State Ferries.
How it works
All youth 18 or younger ride public transit for free!If you are a rider age 13 or older please tap your Youth ORCA card, also known as Free Youth Transit Pass, when you board. Please note: if you received your card at school, to ensure that it provides free rides up until your nineteenth birthday, update your youth card expiration date by registering it online. Otherwise, the card provided at school will automatically “convert” to an Adult card.
Ask your school office if they have Youth ORCA cards available. Youth ORCA cards can otherwise be ordered online at myORCA.com or registered at the the Pierce Transit Bus Shop.
How this came to be
The Washington State Legislature passed the Move Ahead Washington transportation package. As part of this package, transit agencies are awarded new Transit Support Grants, provided they meet certain conditions, including adopting a policy that passengers 18 years of age and younger may ride free of charge on any mode operated by the transit agency.
On July 11, 2022 Pierce Transit’s Board of Commissioners voted to approve the Free Youth Transit Pass, which allows passengers ages 18 and under to RIDE FREE on all Pierce Transit services starting September 1, 2022.
This means free rides to get to school, meet up with friends, get to work, go shopping… where will your Free Youth Transit Pass take you?
Visit this page and FreeYouthTransitPass.com to find out how to get your Free Youth Transit Pass.