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Boundaries updated to reduce overcrowding

Redmond, Wash. – This fall, a boundary committee will be convened to analyze and make recommendations for the attendance areas of the schools affected by current/potential overcrowding in the Lake Washington area.

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    ORCA Card

    Use an ORCA card to navigate the region

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    Lake Washington School District encourages the community to take advantage of the many transportation options available to commuters throughout the region. The easiest way to pay for bus, train and ferry options is with the ORCA (one regional card for all) card. The card can be used across Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit and Washington State Ferries. The ORCA card is all you need to pay your fare on buses and trains in the Puget Sound region. After you load E-purse (electronic purse) value or a monthly pass on it, your ORCA card works like cash or a pass, automatically tracking the value of different fares and transfers so you don't have to.

    Cost

    Getting a card is easy and is $5 or less. Then just add value, tap and ride with ORCA.
    Your ORCA card can be loaded with:

    • A regional pass, like a monthly PugetPass.
    • A regional day pass. Good for unlimited rides starting at first use through 3 a.m. the next day. Additional fare is required for one-way fares above $3.50 (adult) or $1.75 (reduced fare).
    • An agency-specific pass, like Kitsap Transit or Washington State Ferries monthly pass.
    • E-purse, short for electronic purse, to use like cash to pay your fare. Store from $5 to $300 E-purse value on your ORCA card.
    • A combination of pass and E-purse. Add E-purse to cover any additional fares beyond your monthly pass.

    Where can I get a pass?

    You can purchase an ORCA card online at www.myorca.com, by phone at 1-888-988-6722 (TTY Relay: 711), through ticket vending machines around the region and at retail locations.

    Use the following URL to download and/or print an ORCA card order/add value form. Use this form to order a new ORCA card with or without value, add value to a current ORCA card, or replace an adult, low income, youth or senior ORCA card. Just complete and submit this form with payment for the card fee and any value added. Click here to view the form

    Check out the King County website for ORCA To Go dates and times.

    ORCA Youth Card

    Riding Metro gives kids the freedom to go places and have fun with their friends. An ORCA youth card is available to youth age 6-18. With an ORCA youth card, students can transfer easily to any participating transit agency, they don’t need to carry cash, and can save a lot of money because they get credit for what they already paid for their ride! It allows them to pay only $1.50 for each trip including transferring to other services (within a 2 hour window) like Link light rail, Sound Transit buses, Community Transit and other participating agencies. Visit the King County website for more information on the ORCA Youth Card.