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Mayor celebrates free ORCA cards for high school students at Rainier Beach
Mayor Durkan celebrates free ORCA cards for high school students at Rainier Beach
9/6/201813:25

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau, and others celebrated the delivery of ORCA cards to high school students at at Rainier Beach High School. The move makes the City of Seattle the largest metropolitan area to provide free transit to high school students. Signed into law in July, Mayor Durkan's ORCA Opportunity program is providing free ORCA passes to all Seattle Public Schools high school students as well as Seattle Promise scholars by partnering with Seattle Public Schools, King County Metro, Seattle Colleges, and the Seattle Department of Transportation.    In 2015, students from Rainier Beach High School fought to expand access to transit for students. 

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