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Sound Transit partners with Safeway on fare cards

Posted on September 14, 2010

Sound Transit riders have more options for saving money and convenient travel as the number of retail outlets where customers can add value to their ORCA fare cards grows. So far this summer, 47 Safeway outlets around the Puget Sound region now allow customers to purchase E-purse value or transit passes on their previously issued ORCA cards. In the coming months more outlets are on tap to join the current list of 61 retail locations.

 

"This new convenience provides yet another reason to get ORCA," said Kevin Desmond, King County Metro Transit GM. "ORCA customers will appreciate being able to pay for their transit service at the same place they buy bread, milk and other staples of everyday life."

 

ORCA, One Regional Card for All, is the electronic fare system for seven transportation agencies in the Puget Sound region. Customers can load pre-paid fare value, called E-purse, or a period pass like a monthly transit pass, and use their ORCA card on buses and trains throughout King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties, on Washington State Ferries and on the West Seattle and Vashon Island water taxis. On some systems, ORCA is the only way to get a free transfer.

 

The new Safeway partnership greatly expands the number of locations where riders can instantly add value to previously issued ORCA cards. In addition to the Safeway stores, 14 other retail outlets are currently participating in the ORCA program including seven Saar's Marketplace locations. Later this year, QFC stores around the region will offer ORCA services. Updated listings of participating retailers will be posted at www.orcacard.com.

 

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