Free Youth Transit Pass Instructions
Dear school office manager/team,
Thank you for helping your students benefit from Pierce Transit's Free Youth Transit Pass program! Your school has been provided with Youth ORCA cards to give to students who are interested in riding transit fare-free. Each student is eligible to receive one Youth ORCA card at no cost. This card allows students age 18 and under to ride free on Pierce Transit, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit and Kitsap Transit as of Sept. 1, 2022. Students may use the card to ride free on Washington State Ferries as of October 1, 2022.
There is a document to assist in tracking which ORCA card belongs to which student and to generally assist with administrative tasks associated with FYT Pass: FYT Pass Card Tracker - Google Sheets
How to distribute cards to students
- Please record the student's first and last name, assigned the Youth ORCA card 8-digit serial number and other info shown on the Tracking sheet (first tab)
- Hand the Youth ORCA card to the student along with a Free Youth Transit Pass brochure (these may be supplied by your school district)
Supplies of Youth ORCA cards are limited, so we are asking you provide one card per student.
If a student loses their Youth ORCA card, or it is damaged beyond use:
- Call Pierce Transit Customer Service to report lost or damanged card serial number
- Instruct the student to visit or call the Pierce Transit Bus Shop, or go to myORCA.com to order a replacement card ($3.00 fee)
Note that the student will need to pay a $3.00 fee for replacement card(s)
If you run out of Youth ORCA cards and need more:
Contact Rachel Holzhaeuser, Community Development Specialist at Pierce Transit
firstname.lastname@example.org | (253) 444-2526
To contact Pierce Transit Customer Service/Bus Shop
253.581.8000 Phone hours are Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
505 E 25th St, Tacoma, WA 98421 Lobby hours are Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Translation service is available in more than 200 languages, by calling Customer Service and selecting Option 1.