More than 200 people turned out for a kickoff event to launch our Transportation Equity Program in partnership with Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). This event was part of a new initiative to promote transportation equity by helping people of all incomes access a full range of transportation options, such as ORCA LIFT cards, car sharing memberships and car tab rebates, among other resources.
- 41 new ORCA LIFT cards
- 4 new ORCA youth cards (there’s also King County Metro’s general ORCA youth card)
- 4 new free Zipcar memberships
- 59 Regional Reduce Fare cards were reloaded with value to cover 1 month
It was a diverse crowd – people spoke a variety of languages including Vietnamese, Somali, Amharic, and English. Thank you to the Public Outreach and Engagement Liaisons through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods for offering interpretation services. Hopelink was also there to show residents hands-on training on how to use ORCA cards.
We will continue working with SHA to plan similar events at New Holly, Yesler Terrace, and other SHA residential properties.