Here's why transit rides are free this weekend

This weekend, riders will have free transit rides beginning at 3 a.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Monday.

SEATTLE — The new ORCA ticket system, which encompasses the Puget Sound region’s seven transit agencies, is being rolled out Monday, meaning the system it previously used will be offline.

While Sound Transit continues working on the Eastside light rail extension set to begin opening next year, it’s also launching new ticket vending machines and even a mobile payment option.

This weekend, riders will have free transit rides beginning at 3 a.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Monday. This includes King County Metro, Sound, Pierce, Everett and Kitsap Transits.

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