TRANSPORTATION GUIDE

This page focuses on Everett-area transit resources, and contains information on discounted and reduced fares. 

Please be advised: the services listed in this description page does not constitute an endorsement by our website, Everett Helplink nor are they a guarantee of the services listed on this page.

Contact Everett transit

Customer Service
Email the Department
3201 Smith Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-257-7777
TTY: 711
Fax: 425-257-7770


In-person Hours Monday - Friday    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.(except holidays)

Everett Transit Fare 

Reduced fare on Everett Transit is available for disabled persons and/or seniors age 65+ with one of the following:

Everett Para Transit is a wheelchair-accessible, shared-ride transportation service for individuals who are prevented from using the Everett Transit fixed-route bus service by a functional disability.

Para transit services are available for people who:

  • meet one of the conditions established by the Americans with Disabilities Act* (ADA), and/or
  • are at least 65 years old and have no other means of transportation (non-ADA)

The Para Transit page (via the button below) offers more information on this service, as well as the Para Transit Application Form. Call 425-257-8801 to request a mailed application form.

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Everett Enrollment locations

The links below will provide hours of operation and addresses. To see all the locations on a map, go here. For a detailed listing of specific locations and operations hours, call 206-553-3000 or 800-756-5437. Or go to the directly to the King County Metro Customer Information Office. (address next section below)

 
 

To Get a ORCA Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) card.

Apply for a new card or exchange a current RRFP for an ORCA RRFP at no charge at a Customer Information Office:

  • King County Metro Customer
    Information Office

    201 S. Jackson St
    Seattle, WA
    98104-3856
 

Exchange your current RRFP for an ORCA RRFP By Mail: (Senior RRFPs only) Address to: 

Metro Transit
KSC-TR-0102
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-3856

For questions or comments about the Regional Reduced Fare Permit, contact Customer Information at 206-553-3000. TTY users please dial the Washington State Relay Service at 711. Or send an e-mail.

ORCA LIFT

Orca Lift is a reduced transit fare card that operates across the regional public transportation system. Once qualified for the program, users will receive an ORCA LIFT card registered to their name. With this, users have the ability to load an E-purse value on the card to pay for trips, or to load discounted monthly passes that permit unlimited trips for an entire month. With the ORCA LIFT card, income-qualified riders can save up to 50 percent or more on:

  • Everett Transit buses
  • Metro Transit buses
  • Kitsap Transit buses
  • Sound Transit Link light rail
  • Sound Transit Regional Express buses
  • Sounder Trains
  • King County Water Taxi
  • Seattle Streetcar

How to get the ORCA LIFT card

  1. Review household income guidelines or call (206) 553-3000 or (800) 756-5437 to learn about obtaining an Orca Lift Card. Eligibility is based on household income. Documentation is required; this may include a recent tax return, bank statements, employment security verification form, award letters for SSI, or Social Security notice. Individuals enrolled with one of the following benefit programs are eligible: Apple Health/Medicaid, ProviderOne medical services, Washington Basic Food Program, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  2. Apply in person at any one of the authorized enrollment offices and get a free ORCA LIFT card at the same day. 

 

Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP)

With the Regional Reduced Fare Permit, eligible persons do not need to carry more than one permit to receive reduced-fare benefits on regional transportation systems. The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) entitles senior riders (age 65 or older), riders with a disability, and Medicare card holders to reduced fares on the following public transportation systems in the Puget Sound region:

  • Metro Transit
  • Community Transit
  • Everett Transit
  • Pierce Transit
  • Intercity Transit
  • Jefferson Transit
  • Skagit Transit
  • Kitsap Transit
  • Sound Transit
  • Mason Transit
  • Washington State Ferries
  • King County Water Taxi
  • South Lake Union Streetcar

How to Apply In Person 

  1. Bring either cash, credit, check or money order for $3
  2. Download the application form or call customer information at 206-553-3000 (TTY Relay: 711) to request an application. Applications are also available at regional offices 
  3. Complete ONLY the FRONT of the application form and sign it.
  4. Bring along with you:
    • least one of these types of identification: state driver identification license, identification card (expired cards are accepted), birth certificate, passport, or any state or federal document that contains your name and birthdate.

Only Seniors can Apply By Mail

Senior RRFPs can be obtained by mail using the application form.

  1. Enclose a check or money order for $3 made payable to Metro Transit.
  2. Download the application form or call customer information at 206-553-3000 (TTY Relay: 711) to request an application.
  3. Complete ONLY the FRONT of the application form and sign it.
  4. Enclose a COPY of one of the following to verify your age:
    • a state driver identification license or I.D. card (expired cards acceptable) OR
    • a birth certificate OR
    • a passport OR
    • any state or federal document that contains your name and birthdate
  5. Mail completed RRFP application form to:
    • Metro Transit
      KSC-TR-0102
      201 S Jackson St
      Seattle, WA 98104-3856
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Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop

This is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting unused bikes to people who need transportation. 

This organization also provides access to tools and bike stands for anyone to use during shop hours. 

2531 Broadway, Everett, WA

425-252-6952

Hours:

  • Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sundays: Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

 

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One Bus Away

One Bus Away is a free app that provides real-time and scheduled arrival information for Puget Sound public transportation. 

 

Features include:

  • Real-time arrival and departure information for public transit
  • Map displays of stops and routes
  • A search for nearby stops on location-aware devices
  • Bookmarks and recent stop history
  • Arrival information for every bus stop

One Bus Away can be downloaded onto mobile devices, and is available via the web, SMS, iPhone App Store, Android, Windows 7 App, Windows 8 App. This app is compatible with mobile web devices using text-only web interface and optimized web interface.