Metro reminds public to take advantage of discounted transit fares

Metro reminds the public to take advantage of Metro’s half-price transit passes. The agency’s deeply discounted promotional pass fares, originally initiated last January for a six-month period to ease customers’ transition back to post-pandemic fare collection, are still in force.

Metro’s regular 1-Day, 7-Day and 30-Day passes have been discounted a whopping 50 percent. Pass fares are now:

•$3.50 for a Day Pass

•$12.50 for a Weekly Pass

•$50 for a 30-Day Pass

Discounted pass fares are now available for purchase at Metro TAP vending machines, Metro Customer Centers, TAP retail vendors throughout L.A. County and on taptogo.net.

Metro continues to offer even steeper discounts for eligible low-income riders who enroll in the Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) regional transportation assistance program. The discount on a pass for LIFE participants is currently:

•$24 off a 30-day pass, additionally reducing the promotional fare to $26, less than $1 per day for unlimited rides on Metro.

•$6 off the current weekly pass for a total promotional cost of $6.50.

Metro encourages all riders who are qualified but not yet signed up to act now and take full advantage of this low-income fare assistance program. Discounts translate to less than a dollar a day for unlimited rides on the Metro Bus and Rail System. Low-income riders interested in participating in the program should visit http://www.metro.net/life for information on eligibility.

Enrolling in the LIFE Program is simple and it now only take a few minutes to complete. The application can be filled out online at http://www.metro.net/life or http://www.taptogo.net/life. Applications are available in both English and Spanish. Applications can also be emailed to Metro or delivered to a Metro Customer Center. For more information on how to apply, visit http://www.metro.net/fares.

We’re also holding pop-up events to help riders sign up for LIFE. Upcoming events are:

Metro reminds all riders that face masks are required on public transit as per L.A. County health orders.

Note to readers and editors: Metro Operators are crucial to keeping LA moving. Metro is currently hiring more than 500 bus operators and is offering a $3,000 bonus for coming aboard. This is a great career opportunity. Metro offers competitive hourly rates starting at $19.12 with benefits that include health insurance, tuition reimbursements, paid training, retirement plan options and flexible working hours. Please encourage friends, family and community members to become a part of the Metro team that provides excellence in service and support and keeps our region moving.  Apply at metro.net/driveLA.