Are you a small business or non-profit with fewer than 100 employees? If yes, you can try ORCA for Business programs at a lower cost now through June 2019!

Choose to subsidize your employees’ transit passes through ORCA Business Passport or Business Choice for the first time, and you may be eligible for a 50% rebate on your contribution amount up to $10,000.

For more infomation about programs in your city or county, choose the location your business is in:

King County
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Pierce County
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Snohomish County
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Choose the Right Program for Your Company

Our Business Choice and Business Passport programs provide Puget Sound employers with popular commute benefits that scale to fit your company’s needs.

1

Business Choice -
Total flexibility

Business Choice provides the most flexibility in size and scale. You select which employees receive an ORCA card and the dollar value you put on it. Fees can be incorporated into pre-tax employee payroll deductions and you can make changes monthly. Your employees can add additional funds to their ORCA cards.

Business Choice at a glance:

  • Purchase ORCA cards and distribute to designated staff
  • Load value on cards via online portal
  • Change card values month to month as needed
  • Employees can supplement value to meet their personal travel needs
  • Option to provide employees with a subsidy or pre-tax benefit

2

Business Passport –
Unlimited movement

Equip your employees with one of the Puget Sound’s most popular workplace benefits: unlimited transit travel. Business Passport is an easy-to-manage annual program only available through employers. It provides an unlimited-trip ORCA pass to all benefits-eligible employees, including vanpool and vanshare options as well as Metro’s Emergency Ride Home.

What the program looks like:

  • Provide all benefits-eligible employees with an unlimited-use ORCA card
  • Annual program with no monthly program administration required
  • Reassign cards to new employees as staffing changes
  • Option for employee cost-sharing up to 50% cost of unlimited pass
  • Cost based on company’s location
ORCA Business Choice ORCA Business Passport
Program Overview
Price Basis Transit trip length Company location
Cost Equivalent to retail pricing Bundled Savings
Term Monthly Annual
Administration Managed online Contract
No. Employees 1 or more* 5 or more*
Employee Participation Any % of employees 100% of benefits-elegible employees
Employee Cost Sharing No Restrictions Up to 50%
Included Mobility Options
Transit Options Montly Pass (for chosen services) Unlimited
Washington State Ferries Montly Pass Not included - seperate pass available
Other Programs
Vanpool Monthly Vanpool Pass 100% Subsidy
Vanshare No Subsidy 100% Subsidy
Emergency Ride Home Not Included 6-8 rides per employee each year

50% rebate available for businesses with fewer than 100 employees*