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Countdown: Youth 18 and under will ride free starting Sept. 1


Last updated 9/9/2022 at 8:33pm

Community Transit

Community Transit Chief Operating Officer Mark Holmes (holding Community Transit sign) joined transit agency leaders and elected officials in supporting free youth transit fares, which start Sept. 1.

The countdown is on.

Beginning Sept. 1, riders 18 and younger can ride for free on transit systems across Washington, including Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit.

With the launch of the Free Youth Transit Pass program, young riders can use current classic blue youth ORCA cards, or simply board and ride free. New black ORCA cards will be available soon and distributed through schools and customer services.

More innovations are on the horizon in 2023 including the ability to "tap" a smartphone.

Under the state's recently a...

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