Sound Transit to begin launching new ORCA ticketing system in May

The new ORCA ticket system rollout aligns roughly with the projected timeline for Sound Transit’s East Link light rail extension.

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

The new ORCA ticket system is expected to begin rolling out on May 16, which is when existing ORCA cardholders can begin registering their account on the new website.

Riders have probably already noticed some work at light rail stations where the new ticket vending machines are being installed. These won’t

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