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ORCA Business Programs - Employer Programs

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.


More than a work benefit

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

Easy to manage

Manage your employee transit benefits through our simple online portal.

Accessible tax savings

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


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

Flexible and valuable

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

  • Buses: Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Transit, King County Metro, Pierce Transit & Sound Transit
  • Water taxis & ferries: King County Water Taxi, Kitsap Transit Foot & Fast Ferries
  • Rail: Sound Transit Link light rail & Sound Transit Sounder (including Rail Plus partnership with Amtrak Cascades)
  • Paratransit transportation: King County Metro Access, Kitsap Transit Access & Pierce Transit Shuttle
  • Metro Vanpool & Vanshare
  • Seattle Streetcar
  • Seattle Monorail
  • Washington State Ferries

Choose a program

Compare features

Feature Business Choice 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 Yes No

ORCA Business Incentive

Big transit benefits, lower cost—all for small businesses

Does your King County business employ fewer than 100 people? Your company could qualify for our ORCA Business Passport program at a 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.

Explore the costs

Estimate the program costs based on your business size and location.

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

Download Toolkit