Metro, Sound Transit officials roll out discounted summer fares for children, teens

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All children and teens will soon be able to ride King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit services at a discounted rate as part of a push by transportation officials to get more young people on buses, light rail, commuter trains and streetcars during the summer.

In addition to the reduced fares, Metro is giving away ORCA Youth cards for free, saving young riders the standard $5 registration fee. The agency has printed 7,500 passes as part of push, Gutierrez said.

To promote the pilot program, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Johnson led a publicity event Tuesday afternoon at Ingraham High School in North Seattle, where they handed out dozens of the free cards.

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