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ORCA Business Programs

There’s work-life and life-life. Help your employees find fulfillment in both, with Metro’s Business Programs. Our ORCA cards can be used for any transit trip, to the workplace and the pizza place. For heading out on date night or dropping the kids at soccer.

In today’s job market, it’s more important than ever to attract and retain great employees with great benefits. Whether your team works on the frontlines, from home or somewhere in-between—no matter if your company is large or small—ORCA transit benefits offer flexibility, freedom and value.

 

Your commute is just the start.

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BENEFITS

Our transit benefit programs (Business Choice and Business Passport) can make a big impact on your employees, your community and your bottom line.


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Easy to manage

Manage your employee transit benefits through our simple online portal.

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Accessible tax savings

You and your employees can take advantage of tax-free and pre-tax commuter savings.

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Eco-conscious

Public transit rides help reduce greenhouse emissions and congestion around the Puget Sound.

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Flexible and valuable

Business Program ORCA cards work aboard all major transit agencies in the Puget Sound region.

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ORCA Business Choice provides the most flexibility in size and scale. Customers choose how to cover employees’ transit fares from a menu of ORCA products.

ORCA Business Passport is an annual all-inclusive benefit that provides employees with a yearly pass that covers unlimited access to regional transit at a highly cost-effective rate.

Program features

ORCA Business
Choice
ORCA Business
Passport
Unlimited-use ORCA cards for all employees
No Yes
Employee cost-sharing option (i.e., employee pre-tax payroll deductions)
Yes Yes
Add value to cards monthly/as needed
Yes Optional
Annual Contract
No Yes
Employer contributions required & minimum 5 employees needed
No Yes
Online card management & direct customer support
Yes Yes
Vanpool & Vanshare subsidy
Optional Yes
Home Free Guarantee emergency rides
Optional Yes
Invoice payment option
Yes Yes
Credit card payment option ($10,000 max per transaction)
Yes No
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ORCA Business Incentive

ORCA Business Programs

Big transit benefits, lower cost

  • Signing up for the first time? Subsidize your employees’ transit passes with ORCA Business Passport and you may be eligible for 50% off your first year, for a savings of up to $10,000.
  • Already a client? Renew your ORCA Business Passport contract for a second year, and you may be eligible for 25% off your renewal contract, for a savings of up to $5,000.

Your ORCA transit network

Buses

  • Community Transit
  • Everett Transit
  • Kitsap Transit
  • King County Metro
  • Pierce Transit
  • Sound Transit

Rail

  • Seattle Monorail
  • Seattle Streetcar
  • Sound Transit Link light
  • Sound Transit Sounder
  • Including Rail Plus partnership with Amtrak Cascades

Shuttles & vans

  • King County Metro Access
  • King County Metro Vanpool & Vanshare
  • Kitsap Transit Access
  • Pierce Transit Shuttle

Water taxis & ferries

  • King County Water Taxi
  • Kitsap Transit Foot & Fast Ferries
  • Washington State Ferries

Employer Toolkit

Use our ORCA Business Programs brochures and flyers to educate your team about their transit benefits.

  • ORCA card guide
  • Passport plan brochure
  • Choice plan brochure
  • Home Free Guarantee flyer
  • Vanpool flyer
  • Vanshare flyer

Contact us

For more information or to discuss your needs further, please provide your company details. This will enable us to determine the best plan for you and your employees. 

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