Metro Partners with CBOs to promote Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program

In the above gallery, CBOs work to help riders sign up for Metro’s Low Income Fare is Easy program.

In November 2021, Metro released a Request for Proposals through a partnership with Civilian, a social impact and marketing company, to the Community-Based-Organization (CBO) community.

The goal was to engage the services of multiple CBOs to engage a broad range of L.A. County’s diverse communities to help us build awareness for our Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program. The CBOs already work in many of these communities and have deep experience — often dating back many years — connecting with residents in specific geographic areas. 

We received interest from many CBOs — and are now partnering with multiple CBOs, including: the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA); Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC); Hwarang Youth Foundation; Partnership for Growth LA; Anti-Recidivism Coalition; United Way of Los Angeles; Pacoima Beautiful, and; the YMCA — which has 27 branches countywide, 3 outdoor camping grounds and 140 program locations. 

These CBOs have been very active promoting the LIFE program online and in the community — and will continue to do so over the next several months. Our goal is to reach as many current and potential riders as we can to ensure they are aware of the program and sign up if eligible.

To learn more about the LIFE program visit A 30-day LIFE pass is currently $26 (a savings of $50) and a 7-day pass is $6.50 (a savings of $13). New LIFE riders will get 90 days of free rides on Metro and participating transit systems. After the 90 days of free rides expire, customers can purchase discounted LIFE fares.

Here is a glimpse of these CBOs out at our stations and in the community conducting outreach on the LIFE program.

2 replies

  1. I’m a senior and have a senior tap card. I dont ride the train or bus every day. Only periodically. How would the 90da program benefit me? Is it a 90da consecutive thing or use of random 90das.? And, how much is it?

    • Hi Ms. Brown;

      If you sign up for LIFE now, you get a free 90-day pass — as in good for 90 days. When that expires, you can then purchase LIFE passes, which are $26 for a 30-day pass and $6.50 for a 7-day pass through late July. Please see this page to apply or to see who to contact with further questions about the LIFE application or program. Thanks,

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source