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Summer Youth ORCA Passes are available to 8th - 12th grade students who qualify for the Free or Reduced-Price Lunch program in Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Lake Washington, and Tukwila school districts.

Students can fill out the Sign-Up Form to order their Summer Youth ORCA Pass. ORCA cards will be mailed to students in early June.

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Requirements

Program Eligibility Requirements:

In order to be eligible for a 2021 Summer Youth ORCA Pass, you must be:
  • An enrolled student in Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Lake Washington, or Tukwila public school districts, and
  • In 8th - 12th grade in Spring 2021, and
  • Income-eligible for the Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program.
Renton High School, Talley High School and Dimmitt Middle School

If you are a student at Renton High School, Talley High School, or an 8th grader at Dimmitt Middle School, you are also eligible for a summer pass. Please use the Please use the Skyway/Renton sign-up form  .

Receiving your pass

After submitting the form, please allow time for processing. Cards will start shipping out in early June. If you have further questions, please call or email the Summer Youth Pass Coordinator at (206) 263-8751 or dhurula@kingcounty.gov

Partners

Summer Youth ORCA Pass partners

Thank you to our partners at Sound Transit, Community Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Everett Transit, and our partner school districts for making this program possible. This program is an extension of a 2018 – 2020 Pilot Program that was formerly funded by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Enrolled 8th-12th graders eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch in Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Lake Washington, or Tukwila public school districts. If you are a student at Renton High School, Talley High School, or an 8th grader at Dimmitt Middle School, you are also eligible for a summer pass. Please use the Skyway/Renton sign-up form  .

Yes, graduating seniors are eligible for Summer Pass if they meet all other eligibility requirements.

Metro will begin mailing cards the week of June 7, 2021. If you sign-up later in the summer, expect a week of processing and shipping time before you receive your card.

The pass will be active from when you receive it until September 6th, 2021.

After the pass expires, students can continue to use their ORCA card as their own personal Youth ORCA Card. The card can be reloaded online   or at an ORCA vending machine. The card will charge the youth fare rate until the September 1st after the students graduating class year (printed on the back of the card).

If you lose your card, please email the Summer Youth Pass Coordinator dhurula@kingcounty.gov to request a new card. You can also fill out a new form  , including “Lost Card Replacement” in the comments section.


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