Policy & Funding

Metro Board approves fareless plan for K-14 students and easier access to discounted fares for many riders

We launched our Fareless System Initiative in Aug. 2020. The program’s goals are simple: to use fareless transit as a tool to help L.A. County residents deal with the ever-rising cost of living here and help recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That’s important because about 70 percent of our riders are considered low-income. [continue reading]

Low-Income riders can apply for LIFE fare discounts at Metro Customer Centers 

Metro Customer Centers are now accepting applications for the Low-Income Fare Is Easy (LIFE) program at all five locations, making the discount program more accessible throughout L.A. County. The LIFE program offers fare assistance to qualifying low-income riders. Customer Center locations and temporary hours are as follows: Union Station/Gateway Transit Customer Center – [continue reading]