The Sound Transit Board has approved a new reduced fare for low-income riders on Sound Transit’s Link light rail services in Seattle. The new low-income fare category aligns with a new low-income fare on King County Metro bus routes.
The new fares will be implemented in March. All other light rail fares will increase by 25 cents to offset the low-income fare. Sound Transit will provide the fare discount to riders who pay with special low-income ORCA cards issued by King County Metro or Kitsap Transit.
The reduced fare will be available to adult riders with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level — about $23,000 in annual income for an individual. To qualify, a household of four would have an annual household income at or below $47,700.
More information on how to qualify for the new program is available online.