Special Reduced Fares
Metro's Reduced Fare Programs enable eligible applicants to obtain special TAP cards and purchase reduced-rate monthly passes. As a reduced-fare rider, you are automatically signed up for free Balance Protection so you won't need to worry if your card is lost or stolen.
Applications for these cards are available by clicking the links below. When completed, they can be mailed to Metro’s Reduced Fare Office, submitted at any Customer Center or mailed to the TAP Service Center as specified on each application.
Senior/Disabled/Medicare 30-Day Pass - $14
Senior/Disabled/Medicare Day Pass - $1.80
Senior/Disabled/Medicare EZ transit pass - $35
Senior/Disabled/Medicare EZ Premium Stamp - $9.50 per zone
To obtain a Senior TAP Card, you must be 62 years or older. Completed applications must be accompanied by a photo and proof of age.
Get more information about Senior TAP Cards.
To obtain a LACTOA Disabled TAP Card, you will need proof of eligibility or a Medicare card. Completed applications must be accompanied by a photo, required documentation and a $2 processing fee.
Get more information about LACTOA Disabled TAP Cards.
College/Vocational 30-Day Pass $36
To qualify for a College/Vocational TAP Card, proof of eligibility will be required. Completed applications must be accompanied by a photo, required documentation and a $1 processing fee. Some colleges offer additional group rates; check with your college business office to find out more.
Get more information about College/Vocational TAP Cards.
Students (K-8 and 9-12)
30-Day Pass - $24
Single One-Way Fare - $1
Students (K-8 and 9-12) 30-Day Pass - $24 Single One-Way Fare - $1 To obtain a K-12 Student TAP Card, submit a completed application, with required documentation. Get an application online: English | Spanish
Once you receive your new TAP card in the mail, you have three fare payment options:
- If you ride every day, load your card with a Student 30-Day Pass ($24) at selected schools or any Metro Pass Sales locations. You’ll get unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days.
- If you ride occasionally, load your card with some cash; each time you board and tap, it will deduct a reduced one-way fare of $1 (bus or rail) from your card balance.
- If you prefer, just tap your unloaded card on the farebox when you board (bus only) and pay the reduced one-way cash fare of $1.
Students in grades 9-12 are required to have a valid photo ID or school ID to purchase fare or ride with a Student TAP card. Complete instructions and requirements are included on each application.
For additional information about reduced fare programs, call the Metro Reduced Fare office at 213.680.0054.