Youth Ride Free on Kitsap Transit Beginning Sept. 1

August 24, 2022

Introducing the Free Youth Transit Pass

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. Riders age 13 and older are expected to tap a Youth ORCA card upon boarding, while those under 13 are encouraged to do so. Youth without a Youth ORCA card may be asked to show a school ID but will still be able to ride for free.

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. 
  • To learn more, visit kitsaptransit.com/YouthPass

Already have a Youth ORCA card? 

  • Register your card at FreeYouthTransitPass.com.
  • You can also register at our Customer Service Office in Bremerton by bringing a copy of your student ID or alternative proof of age, such as birth certificate, passport or driver's license.

Once you register, you’re set! Your Youth ORCA card doesn’t need to be renewed and will become an Adult ORCA card on your 19th birthday. Current youth ORCA cards will stop working after June 30, 2023 if they aren't registered. 

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