February is the last month to get a blank ORCA card for free. Starting March 1, ORCA cards will have a $5 fee.
ORCA (One Regional Card for All) is the electronic fare-payment system adopted by Community Transit, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Everett Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit and the Washington State Ferries. ORCA cards allow customers to travel and transfer seamlessly between agencies without having to use different passes, tickets and transfers.
Also, Roger’s Marketplace in Mountlake Terrace is the newest retail location to refill your ORCA card. I know a lot of people catch the bus aroun 232nd/56th as well as the Transit Center on 236th so it wil be very convenient to add funds to your ORCA card by stopping by Roger’s. You can also get a new ORCA card or add funds to an existing card at OrcaCard.com