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The ORCA Multifamily Development Passport is an annual transportation pass that property owners can offer to residents. This pass gives residents comprehensive access to transit services in the Puget Sound Region, including local and express bus service, Link light rail, Sounder commuter rail, Seattle Center Monorail, Seattle Streetcar, and King County Water Taxi.

How does it work?

Participating multifamily property owners and managers purchase Passport-loaded ORCA cards to offer to their residents. Buildings must have a minimum of 20 residential units and the pass must be offered to every unit.

Residents may use the card for whichever forms of transit suit them, whenever they want! The ORCA Passport offers commute flexibility and convenience for errands and other local trips. The program, however, does not cover fares on Washington State Ferries.

The cost for the first year of the program varies based on the existing transit use in your neighborhood. Subsequent years are priced based on the amount residents used transit in the previous year. Please contact us to get specific pricing for your building(s).

Who will benefit?

Multifamily property owners or managers early in the development process

  • Helps to ensure you are planning to provide the appropriate number of parking spaces during the design and permitting process. See here for more information on right-sizing parking in your buildings.
  • Reduces congestion around your building by encouraging transit use, lessening the impact on your neighbors and improving the experience for your residents.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to mitigating certain environmental impacts to both neighbors and municipalities.
  • Secures LEED points and promotes environmental sustainability.

Multifamily property owners or managers after ground breaking

  • Provides a new, attractive, and valuable amenity to residents.
  • Some residents may choose to go carless, freeing up a valuable parking space.
  • Improves competitiveness in a crowded real estate market.

Residents

  • Provides a new, attractive, and valuable amenity to residents.
  • Some residents may choose to go carless, freeing up a valuable parking space.
  • Improves competitiveness in a crowded real estate market.

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