Get where you need to go. Pay a lot less to get there.
Now there’s a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It’s ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system.
Once you qualify for the ORCA LIFT program, you’ll receive an ORCA LIFT card registered to your name, with the same features every ORCA card has. You can load an E-purse value on your card to pay for trips one at a time, or load a discounted monthly pass that lets you take unlimited trips for an entire month. But what makes ORCA LIFT special is you have all the power and convenience of the ORCA card system at a fraction of the cost.
With the ORCA LIFT card, income-qualified riders can save up to 50 percent or more on:
Metro Transit buses
Kitsap Transit buses
Sound Transit Link light rail
King County Water Taxi
Visit teh ORCA LIFT website
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Today, The National Alliance to End Homelessness released its annual report, “The State of Homelessness in America,” which revealed that overall homeless decreased by one percent over the past two years.
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Roman believes that our struggling economy has led too many people to focus on employment, when it is actually a combination of unemployment and high housing costs that are feeding a potential homeless epidemic.
Cuts to homelessness services are unacceptable at a time when so many in our state are struggling to leave homelessness behind or to keep a roof over their head.
Following a bout with a physical injury that left him in what he called a “rough” emotional and financial state, Pellegrene was inspired by his experience to start a project to to help homeless people in his Logan Square neighborhood.