ORCA FOR BUSINESS PROGRAMS
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. ORCA gives your business a convenient way to provide bus, train, ferry, or vanpool benefits to your employees.
Are you a small business or nonprofit 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!
Learn more about your options below and see how ORCA for Business can work for your company by contacting us at CommuteSolutions@PierceTransit.org or 253.983.3792.
Business Passport is an easy-to-manage annual program only available through employers. It provides an unlimited-trip ORCA pass to all benefits-eligible employees, including vanpool and vanshare options as well as Pierce Transit’s Emergency Ride Home.
At a glance:
- Provide all benefits-eligible employees with an unlimited-use ORCA card
- Annual program with no monthly program administration required
- Reassign cards to new employees as staffing changes
- Option for employee cost-sharing up to 50% of unlimited pass
- Cost based on company’s location
- Custom accounts available for employers with greater than 500 employees.
Easy to use
ORCA business accounts are easy to administer; you can load products, order new cards, and block lost or stolen cards all online.
Save on taxes
Allot a set amount per month for each employee, as an employer-paid benefit or allow employees to elect a pre-tax deduction of up to $255 per month, resulting in lower taxes all around.
Free up parking
Providing easy access to transit supports sustainability goals and helps free up valuable parking for employees, customers and clients.
Taking transit reduces employees' stress and allows them to utilize their commute time more efficiently by reading, checking email or just relaxing.
Works on regional partner transit systems
With ORCA for Business your employees can commute their way using:
- Pierce Transit
- Sound Transit
- King County Metro Transit
- Kitsap Transit
- Community Transit
- Everett Transit
Vanpool/Vanshare: Diversify your employees’ commute options with our 100% subsidized and insured Vanpool and Vanshare programs. Custom account's Vanpool priced separately.
Competitive employee benefit Adds an increasingly popular workplace benefit that attracts and retain top talent.