The LIFE (Low Income Fare is Easy) program helps qualifying, low-income riders save on Metro 7-Day, 30-Day or EZ Passes with LIFE coupons. The discounts were made possible by the passage of the Measure M sales tax ballot measure by L.A. County voters in 2016.
Eligibility guidelines have recently changed. Adult riders, Senior/Disabled, K-12 grade students and full time College/Vocational students are eligible if their incomes are:
Children over 5 years old whose parents qualify are automatically also eligible to receive LIFE coupons.
Residents of cities/county areas and students of schools that already receive transit subsidies will not be eligible to receive LIFE coupons. Please make sure that you are not receiving any other transit discounts with your city, county or school.
To request more information or sign up for discounted passes, fill out this form here.
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It will help them if they could put in a nickel, dime, or quarter instead of a full dollar in Tap Stored Value. They used to not allow anything less than $1.75, thus always leaving an odd amount of change that can never be used for Metro fare. Unused fare is how Metro enriches itself despite whatever savings it gives away. Buying a 7 day or 30 day pass might not save much if you only use it for part-time jobs, which is most people that are low income.
“Residents of cities/county areas and students of schools that already receive transit subsidies will not be eligible to receive LIFE coupons. Please make sure that you are not receiving any other transit discounts with your city, county or school.”
What if you attend a local community college but don’t qualify for transit pass programs like U-PASS or Foothill Transit’s Class Pass program?
If that is the case, you may be eligible for LIFE program. I would recommend requesting more info using this form: https://metrola.wufoo.com/forms/lowincome-fare-is-easy-life-program/
Staff will reach out and help you find the best option.
Writer, The Source