ORCA for business
What is ORCA?
ORCA (One Regional Card for All), is a transit pass program that uses smart card technology. ORCA is accepted for travel on Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, King County Metro Transit, Kitsap Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, and Washington State Ferries. With ORCA, individuals or businesses can purchase different monthly regional PugetPasses or load a dollar amount into an “e-purse” account. Users then simply tap their card at an ORCA card reader, and their pass product is recognized, or the fare is automatically deducted from their e-purse account. ORCA gives your business a convenient way to provide bus, train, ferry, or vanpool benefits to your employees.
Great Programs to Choose From
ORCA Savings for Small Businesses!
Are you a small business or non-profit with fewer than 100 employees? If yes, you can try ORCA for Business programs at a lower cost now through June 2021!
Choose to subsidize your employees' transit passes through ORCA Business Passport or Business Choice for the first time and you may be eligible for a 50% rebate on your contribution amount up to $10,000. This limited time offer is a great opportunity for you to provide a competitive benefit to your employees!
Interested in discussing the Small Business Transit Subsidy with an Advisor? Learn more about your options and see how ORCA for Business can work for your company by contacting us at CommuteSolutions@PierceTransit.org or 253.983.3792.
ORCA Business Choice
Business Choice allows employers to load a specific dollar amount or any PugetPass onto their employees’ ORCA cards at retail pricing on a monthly basis. This option allows the employer the flexibility to subsidize as much or as little of their employee’s transportation costs, for as few or as many of their employees as they want.
ORCA Business Passport
Business Passport is a deeply discounted comprehensive annual transportation pass program for employers with 5-499 employees. Custom Passport is also available for companies over 500 employees. Business Passport includes unlimited travel on all Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, King County Metro Transit, Kitsap Transit, Community Transit, and Everett Transit services (with a ferry add-on option) 100% vanpool subsidies, and Emergency Ride Home (ERH) taxi service. With this option employers must purchase Business Passport for all benefits eligible employees but can share up to 50% of the annual cost with employees. For pricing and to see how Business Passport works Click Here.
- ORCA transit pass programs are a competitive employee benefit that allows you to attract and retain the best employees.
- ORCA business accounts are easy to administer; you can load products, order new cards, and block lost or stolen cards all online.
- Providing easy access to transit supports sustainability goals and helps free up valuable parking for customers and clients.
- Tax-free or company subsidized transit passes allow employees to get to work affordably, conveniently and sustainably.
- Taking transit reduces employees’ stress and allows them to utilize their commute time more efficiently by reading, checking email, or just relaxing.
- One easy-to-use card provides access to many different modes of transportation.
Pierce Transit Employer Services staff is happy to meet with your company and provide an overview of the ORCA business account options, give detailed cost comparisons, identify tax benefits, share additional incentives offered to partnering businesses, and answer any questions about employee transit programs.
For additional information or to set up an in person visit, contact: CommuteSolutions@PierceTransit.org or 253.983.3792.