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Overview

The Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program provides transportation assistance to low-income individuals in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers fare subsidies that may be applied toward the purchase of Metro or any LIFE participating transit agencies or free regional ride options. LIFE benefits are applied toward reduced fare TAP cards as well. Once enrolled, you can load LIFE benefits onto your TAP card at any participating vendor.

LIFE monthly savings:

LA Metro
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 24.00 $ 76.00
Regular 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $  6.00 $ 19.00
Senior/Disabled 30-Day Monthly Pass $  8.00 $ 12.00
College/Vocational 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 13.00 $ 30.00
Student K-12 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 10.00 $ 14.00
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $ 24.00 $ 86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $  8.00 $ 34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $        -

Eligibility guidelines

Adult riders, Senior/Disabled, K-12 grade students and full time College/Vocational students are eligible if their incomes are:

Household size Annual income
1 $36,550 or less
2 $41,800 or less
3 $47,000 or less
4 $52,200 or less
5 $56,400 or less
6 $60,600 or less

Individuals under the age of 18 whose parents qualify are automatically eligible to receive LIFE subsidies.

Individuals who receive transportation subsidies from city/county schools, employers or have an ACCESS or U_PASS card are not eligible to participate in the LIFE.

LIFE participating transit agencies

LA Metro
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 24.00 $ 76.00
Regular 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $  6.00 $ 19.00
Senior/Disabled 30-Day Monthly Pass $  8.00 $ 12.00
College/Vocational 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 13.00 $ 30.00
Student K-12 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 10.00 $ 14.00
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $ 24.00 $ 86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $  8.00 $ 34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $                     -
AVTA
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 24.00 $ 26.00
Regular 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $  6.00 $ 9.00
Senior/Disabled 30-Day Monthly Pass $  8.00 $ 17.00
Senior/Disabled 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $  2.00 $ 5.50
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $  24.00 $ 86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $  8.00 $ 34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $                     -
Culver City Bus
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $ 24.00 $ 86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $  8.00 $ 34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $                     -
Foothill Transit
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 24.00 $ 36.00
Senior/Disabled 30-Day Monthly Pass $ 8.00 $ 22.00
College/Vocational 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 13.00 $ 27.00
Student K-12 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 10.00 $  30.00
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $ 24.00 $ 86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $ 8.00 $  34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $    -
GTrans
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $ 24.00 $ 86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $  8.00 $ 34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $       -
LADOT Transit
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $ 18.00 $      -
Regular 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $   5.00 $      -
Senior/Disabled 30-Day Monthly Pass $   8.00 $   1.00
Senior/Disabled 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $    2.00 $   0.50
College/Vocational 30-Day/Monthly Pass $   9.00 $     -
College/Vocational 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $  2.25 $    0.25
Student K-12 30-Day/Monthly Pass $   9.00 $       -
Student K-12 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $   2.25 $  0.25
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $   24.00 $   86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $   8.00 $   34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $          -
Long Beach Transit
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $   24.00 $  41.00
Regular 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $     6.00 $  12.00
Senior/Disabled 30-Day Monthly Pass $    8.00 $   16.00
Senior/Disabled 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $     2.00 $     7.00
College/Vocational 30-Day/Monthly Pass $   13.00 $   27.00
Student K-12 30-Day/Monthly Pass $  10.00 $   30.00
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $   24.00 $  86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $     8.00 $ 34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $                     -
Montebello Bus Lines
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Student K-12 30-Day/Monthly Pass $   10.00 $   20.00
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $    24.00 $   86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $  8.00 $    34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $                     -
Norwalk Transit
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $    24.00 $   86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $      8.00 $   34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $                     -
Pasadena Transit
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $     15.00 $        -
Senior/Disabled 30-Day Monthly Pass $     7.00 $       -
Student K-12 30-Day/Monthly Pass $      10.00 $       -
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $      24.00 $  86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $     8.00 $  34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $      -
Santa Clarita Transit
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $    24.00 $  10.00
Senior/Disabled 30-Day Monthly Pass $        - $     -
College/Vocational 30-Day/Monthly Pass $  13.00 $   21.00
Student K-12 30-Day/Monthly Pass $   10.00 $    24.00
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $   24.00 $   86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $   8.00 $   34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $          -
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $   24.00 $   26.00
Regular 7-Day/Weekly Pass (up to four/mo) $    6.00 $   8.00
Senior/Disabled 30-Day Monthly Pass $   8.00 $   16.00
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $  24.00 $   86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $   8.00 $  34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $                     -
Torrance Transit
Fare Type LIFE Subsidy Final Cost
Pass Option
Regular 30-Day/Monthly Pass $    24.00 $ 11.00
College/Vocational 30-Day/Monthly Pass $    13.00 $ 17.00
Student K-12 30-Day/Monthly Pass $   8.00 $ 22.00
Regular EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $  24.00 $ 86.00
Senior/Disabled EZ Transit Pass (base fare) $    8.00 $ 34.00
Ride Option
20 Regional Rides: Base Fare Only. Interagency transfers are additional cost Free for LIFE Participants $     -

Individuals under the age of 18 whose parents qualify are automatically eligible to receive LIFE subsidies.

Individuals who receive transportation subsidies from city/county schools, employers or have an ACCESS or U_PASS card are not eligible to participate in the LIFE.