ORCA Card Vending Machines
Due to supply chain issues with card providers, combined with increased transit ridership due to higher gas prices, employees returning to work, an easing of the COVID pandemic, some ORCA vending machines may periodically be sold out of cards through the summer of 2022.
Customers may need to try multiple machines in a station to find one that has a card to sell them, and stations may run out completely.
This issue only effects customers that do not already have an ORCA card. Vending machines will continue to reload all card types indefinitely.
Customers may search elsewhere to buy a new card: online, by calling, visiting customer service, or going to a retail store. For more infformation, visit PierceTransit.org/orca-smart-card.