Try transit– it’s on us

This April is Ride Transit Month and we are encouraging those who have not used transit before to Try Transit On Us and Report Back on your Ride. To help you get started, we are offering preloaded $25 ORCA cards to the first 100 new transit riders* to apply. Whether you want to commute to the office, ride to the Bellevue Collection for shopping and dining, bus to Seattle for a Mariners game or if you want to try the Sound Transit 560 or light rail to the airport, we have your first trips covered.

What are you waiting for? You can register between March 8th and April 7th here for your preloaded $25 ORCA card. We will then review your application and if approved, we will send you an ORCA card within seven business days.

After you try it on us, earn another $25 towards your transit trips and even another chance at a $50 iTunes gift card! There are so many perks to trying transit this spring!

  • Share an image with us from your transit travels, along with a short story by emailing by May 7th.
  • Log at least four transit trips during the month of April on the Choose Your Way Bellevue trip-logging calendar system to be eligible for Transportation Choices Coalition’s Ride Transit Promotion Ride Transit Promotion, a $500 Amex gift card**! If you want a chance to win even more prizes you can also log your trips directly in the Ride Transit Month promotion, but be sure to continue logging in Choose Your Way Bellevue too. Be sure to log your April trips by May 7th.
  • By logging your trips in Choose Your Way Bellevue you’ll also be entered into the Choose Your Way Bellevue monthly drawings.

Complete the above and we will send you a $25 voucher to reload your ORCA card to keep it moving! All submissions will also be entered into a drawing for one of five $50 iTunes gift cards to keep you entertained on your bus travels.

For more details and a complete set of rules here.

*New users include any Choose Your Way Bellevue participant who has not used transit in the past 90 days, is not eligible for an employer ORCA Passport benefit, and has not received an ORCA card from a past Choose Your Way Bellevue, On The Move Bellevue or Downtown Bellevue on the Move promotion or campaign.

Limit two per household and one per email address.

**This post was updated on April 6, 2016, with the correct grand prize.

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2 Responses to “Try transit– it’s on us”

  1. Chao Duan says:

    Hi there,

    I’m always an environment friendly rider which is why I always try to commute either by Carpool or bus as much as possible. I would like to apply for the preloaded $25 ORCA card for my bus ride.

    Thanks for offering this opportunity!


  2. geri says:

    Hi Chao! Thank you for the comment. We’re always happy to hear about fellow commuters who take the greener way. You can apply and see if you qualify here: You have until April 8th. Let us know if you have any questions!

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