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Free Youth Transit Pass

Youth Transit Pass

YOUTH RIDE FREE ON TRANSIT

Starting Sept. 1, anyone 18 and under can ride free on buses, ferries and trains across the Puget Sound. Participating agencies include Kitsap Transit, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit and Pierce Transit. Youth will be able to ride free on Washington State Ferries starting Oct. 1.

SEPTEMBER FARE PROMOTION

Parents or guardians can ride FREE on Kitsap Transit buses and ferries with their children during the month of September as they help youth learn how to ride. During September, parents/guardians with ORCA cards should NOT tap their card when they board. However, youth with ORCA cards should tap their cards.

To take advantage of this free fare, riders aged 13 and older are expected to tap a Youth ORCA card upon boarding, while those under 13 are encouraged to tap one. Youth without a Youth ORCA card may be asked to show school ID but will still be able to ride for free.

How does it work?

Kitsap Transit will distribute Youth Passes to school districts in Kitsap County. You can also pick up a pass at Kitsap Transit’s Customer Service Office at the Bremerton Transportation Center. To ride for free, just tap your Youth ORCA card when you board one of our buses or ferries!

Note: Current youth ORCA cards will stop working if you have not registered before June 30, 2023. Once registered, Youth ORCA cards will be valid for free transit until the customer’s 19th birthday, after which it will turn into an Adult ORCA card.  

How to Get a Youth Pass

  • Contact your school! Kitsap Transit will distribute cards to participating local school districts for students aged 13 and older upon request.
     
  • Pick one up from Kitsap Transit’s Customer Service Office (10 Washington Avenue at Bremerton Transportation Center). The office is open 6 AM to 7 PM, Monday-Friday, and 8 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. Please bring proof of age, such as a student ID, birth certificate, passport or driver’s license.

  • To order a Youth Transit Pass online visit myORCA.com.

Already have a Youth ORCA card?
Register it beginning Sept. 1.   

  • Visit FreeYouthTransitPass.com: CLICK HERE 
     
  • Visit our Customer Service Office in Bremerton and bring a copy of an official document with your name, such as school ID, birth certificate, passport or driver's license.

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We’ll be putting out more information on the Youth Transit Pass as it becomes available. For the latest info, sign up for our Rider Alerts! Click this link, enter your email and select “Free Youth Transit Pass” from the menu.


Move Ahead Washington and the Free Youth Pass

The Free Youth Transit Pass program was made possible by Move Ahead Washington – a $16.9 billion transportation package passed by the Legislature in March 2022. The package includes investments in public transportation, carbon reduction, multimodal expansion, hybrid-electric ferries, ultra-high-speed rail, complete streets and local transit projects.

Move Ahead Washington incentivized local public transit agencies to provide free rides to youth by tying funding to a free youth transit pass. Kitsap Transit will receive an estimated $4.7 million each year in grant funding over the next 16 years after Kitsap Transit’s Board of Commissioners passed a resolution in July approving the fare-free policy.

If you have questions, contact Kitsap Transit’s customer service at 360.377.2877 or 800.501.RIDE.

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