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Get where you need to go. Pay a lot less to get there.

Now there's a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It's ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system. ORCA LIFT cards can be used for Metro buses for only $1.50 per trip, any time of the day.

Learn more from Metro's main ORCA LIFT website.

Once you qualify for the ORCA LIFT program, you'll receive an ORCA LIFT card registered to your name, with the same features every ORCA card has. You can load an E-purse value on your card to pay for trips one at a time, or load a discounted monthly pass that lets you take unlimited trips for an entire month. But what makes ORCA LIFT special is you have all the power and convenience of the ORCA card system at a fraction of the cost.

With the ORCA LIFT card, income-qualified riders can save up to 50 percent or more on:

  • Metro Transit buses
  • Kitsap Transit buses
  • Sound Transit Link light rail
  • Sound Transit Regional Express buses
  • Sounder Trains
  • King County Water Taxi
  • Seattle Streetcar

What to bring to verify your income:

  • If you already are enrolled in Washington Healthplanfinder, Apple Health, Washington Basic Food (EBT) or TANF, the enrollment expert can confirm your eligibility.
  • If you are in another defined benefits program, bring a letter or statement confirming that you're enrolled.
  • Paystubs, tax returns and other documents can be used to verify your income.
  • See additional details from Metro

To qualify, a person's household income must be no more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level as established by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department as indicated in the chart below:

200%
Family size
Annual
Monthly
Weekly
1
$23,540
$1,962
$453
2
$31,860
$2,655
$613
3
$40,180
$3,348
$773
4
$48,500
$4,042
$933
5
$56,820
$4,735
$1,093
6
$65,140
$5,428
$1,253
7
$73,460
$6,122
$1,413
8
$81,780
$6,815
$1,573
Each additional member
$8,320
$693
$160

Assistance provided by Public Health outreach workers, who also can help with health insurance and other programs.

Enroll at the following locations on the dates and times listed where you can apply for both health insurance and ORCA-LIFT cards. If applying for health insurance, you will need to know your birth date, social security number, and annual income before taxes and deductions. Legal immigrants will need to supply a passport, alien, or other immigration numbers.

Crossroads Shopping Center at Bellevue Mini City Hall
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008

  • Every Monday at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Eastgate Public Health Center
14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98007

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Northshore Public Health Center
10808 NE 145th St., Bothell, WA 98011

  • Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Together Center
16225 NE 87th St, Suite #A-8, Redmond, WA 98052

  • Every 3rd Wednesday per month, 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

YWCA Family Village Redmond
16601 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA 98052

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Note: All days, closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

YWCA Family Village Issaquah
930 NE High St, Suite 101, Issaquah, WA 98029

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Note: All days, closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
North Public Health Center
Meridian Center for Health
10521 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

Auburn Public Health Center
901 Auburn Way N, Suite A, Auburn, WA 98002 (enter parking lot on 9th St. NE)

  • Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Enumclaw: Plateau Outreach Ministries
1806 Cole St., Enumclaw, WA 98022

  • Wednesdays at 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Federal Way Public Health Center
33431 13th Place S, Federal Way, WA 98003

  • Tuesdays at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Thursdays at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Global to Local
At The Village at Angle Lake
4040 S. 188th St., SeaTac WA 98188

  • Monday - Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Kent: Children's Home Society
212 5th Ave., Kent, WA 98032

  • Mondays, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Kent Public Health Center
At the Kent Hill Plaza Shopping Center
25742 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030

  • Mondays - Fridays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Multi-Service Centers
Various locations

Renton Public Health Center
3201 NE 7th St., Kent, WA 98056 (located on the north side of the Renton Technical College)

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tukwila Kids Day

Cascade View Park, 14211 37th Ave S., Tukwila

  • Friday, August 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Tukwila: Riverton Park United Methodist Church/Tukwila Food Pantry
3118 S. 140th St., Tukwila, WA 98188

  • Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Catholic Community Services
Randolph Carter Family and Learning Center
100 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

  • Mondays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Note: Every 2nd Monday of the month, open 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Central Area Festival
23rd and Cherry (behind Garfield Community Center)

  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Columbia Public Health Center
4400 37th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Downtown Public Health Center
2124 - 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gay City
Located in the back of Kaladi Brothers Coffee
517 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122

  • Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, by appointment only by contacting Emily at emily@gaycity.org or call 206-388-1710.

North Public Health Center
Meridian Center for Health
10521 Meridian Ave N, 2nd Floor, Seattle WA 98133


North Seattle College
Opportunity Center for Employment
9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

North Seattle Family Center
2611 NE 125th St., Seattle, WA 98103

  • Tuesdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Metro Seattle Office
Located next to Metro's Customer Service office on Jackson St.
201 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Spanish assistance available
  • Saturdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Assistance available in English and Spanish

King County Juvenile Detention
1211 E. Alder St., Seattle, WA 98122

  • Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Seattle Central College
Student Support Programs Office
907 E. Pine St., Seattle, WA 98122

  • Thursdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Seattle Municipal Court
600 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

  • Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Seattle Vocational Institute
2120 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98144

  • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

South Seattle College

6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Robert Smith Building, WorkSource Room RSB 79F (See campus map)

  • Tuesday, August 16: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Skyway Library
12601 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178
  • Every 2nd Monday of the month (except holidays): 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

YWCA Opportunity Place
2024 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Sumner Pierce County Library
1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner, WA 98390

  • ORCA-LIFT cards available for Sound Transit
  • Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Locations to apply for ORCA LIFT cards only (no health insurance enrollment)

Compass Housing
77 S. Washington St., Seattle, WA 98104

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

El Centro de la Raza
Frances Martinez Community Service Center
2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens
Central Building
810 - 3rd Ave, Suite 350, Seattle, WA 98104

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 10:00 am and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Phone: 206-384-4141

Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) – Main Office
4008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

  • Monday 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am -12:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am –12:00 pm
  • Saturday 10 am – Noon

White Center Promise
Greenbridge Plaza, 9800 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

  • Friday, August 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St (Building 7, Career Center), Tacoma, WA 98466

  • Thursdays, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

YWCA Everett Regional Center
3301 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201

  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm