I’ll venture that most of our readers are up to speed on the basics of the ORCA card. If not, you can read our past coverage here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. If you don’t like to click that much, you can read the ORCA press kit (pdf, via the Rainier Valley Post) that consolidates most of the basic information into one place.
At any rate, what’s really new is the timetable above. The bottom line is that other fare media will be good for most of the rest of the year, when you get ORCA depends on how you get your pass, and compulsive early adopters can get it from your local agency customer service office, starting Monday. The full list of vendors will be released Monday.
“Full rollout” doesn’t begin till June, if you’d prefer to wait till the biggest bugs are squashed.