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Orca Lift comes to The Market Commons

Posted November 15, 2017

Whether you are a vendor, an artist, work in a restaurant, or sell goods in the Market – following your passion doesn’t always make you rich.

Ali, who works in the Downunder realized she needed to cut costs to make working here more sustainable, so she started looking into reduced rate public transit options. It wasn’t just nice to have – she needed it to help her get to work. The first thing she did was talk to the other Market workers to see of they felt the same way. The response was unanimous, they needed Orca Cards and could greatly benefit from a reduced rate. That is how she ended up in The Market Commons, working with staff there to bring Orca Lift signups to the Market community.

Ali has worked in Pike Place Market for three years and is part of the Market Constituency. As part of the Constituency she has made it her job to advocate for her fellow Market community.

So far, The Market Commons has hosted three Orca Lift signups and registered numerous people for the reduced rate. Not only can community members get signed up for the Orca Lift but they are also able to see what other programs they qualify for and register for those as well, including Washington Apple Health and Washington Basic Food (EBT) or TANF.

Check our calendar to see when the next Orca Lift signup is!

Why apply? Orca Lift will help reduce your fare to ride the bus, lightrail, or streetcar! Help cut down the cost to commute to work – come see if you qualify.

What to bring to verify your income:

  • Pay stubs, tax returns, and other documents can be used to verify your income.
  • If you are already enrolled in Washington Healthplanfinder, Apple Health, Washington Basic Food (EBT) or TANF, the enrollment expert can confirm your eligibility.
  • If you are in other defined benefits programs, bring a letter or statement confirming that you’re enrolled.
  • Call the number below if you have any questions.

Call 206-774-5315

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