If you’re a small business in King County looking to help your employees with an affordable and reliable transportation option, there’s never been a better time to join the ORCA Business Program. For a limited time, businesses with fewer than 100 employees can receive up to 50% off the cost of the first year through the ORCA Business Incentive.

The ORCA Business Passport Program provides attractive transit benefits that meet the needs of Puget Sound employers and employees. Your employees will have access to King County Metro (including on-demand services), the King County Water Taxi, the Seattle Streetcar and our regional transit partners (Community Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Everett Transit and Sound Transit).

Employers enjoy an easy-to-manage annual program that allows you and your employees to take advantage of tax-free and pre-tax transportation benefits. Thanks to the recently launched next-generation ORCA system, there is a new myORCA.com website, a smartphone app and the ability to manage employee ORCA cards in real-time.

To take advantage of the limited-time ORCA Business Incentive, employers must offer ORCA Business Passport to all their benefit-eligible employees. Employers must also agree to have their employees participate in 2 short surveys about their travel habits. This incentive is only available to employers who have not participated in the ORCA Business Passport Program and the value is capped at $10,000.

To learn more about the ORCA Business Passport Program and the ORCA Business Incentive, go to the ORCA Business page, or contact us at employer.services@kingcounty.gov.