Graphic depicting a blue ORCA card, new black ORCA card and mobile device showing the new ORCA app/website

New ORCA system for regional transit launched

New system provides greater convenience and flexibility Today, the new and improved ORCA system launched for hundreds of thousands of transit customers across the Puget Sound region with access to a new myORCA.com website, myORCA smartphone app, and real-time value loading for ORCA cards. Normal fare collection resumes today for all regional transit agencies who…

Graphic depicting a blue ORCA card, new black ORCA card and mobile device showing the new ORCA app/website

New ORCA card system begins on May 16

Transit users will get a new app and real-time loading among new features Starting May 16, hundreds of thousands of ORCA transit customers across the Puget Sound region will have access to a new website, smartphone app, and real-time value loading for their ORCA cards. Customers will also begin to see new card readers and…

Water Taxi participates in tactical exercises 

Water Taxi crews and our regional partners are always ready for any number of potential events that can occur on the water. Thank you to our riders for your patience as the Water Taxi team participated in large-scale exercises April 18-20. The drills are to prepare for scenarios such as: responding to a maritime threat…

Celebrating Transit Appreciation Week on the water!

Cross-posted from the Metro Matters blog March 14-18 is Transit Appreciation Week, recognizing and celebrating everyone who contributes to the operation of the best transit system in America: King County Metro! The week culminates with the celebration of Transit Operator Appreciation Day on Friday, March 18. Transit Appreciation Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the transit employees who…

Dec. 27 snow update: Metro on Emergency Snow Network

Note: Water Taxi service, which was canceled earlier due to high winds, will resume for West Seattle with the 11:30 a.m. sailing. Water Taxi service will resume for Vashon Island for the afternoon commute.  King County Metro moved to our Emergency Snow Network this morning, reducing service to about 60 core routes that the City of…

Water Taxi Holiday Schedule

The holidays are around the corner, and the sailing schedule for the King County Water Taxi is set for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. The Water Taxi will not sail on: Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving) and Friday, November 26 Friday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day) Friday, December 31 (New Year’s…