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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 Metroor any LIFE-participating operator pass or free regional ride options. Qualifying riders can save more on Metro 7-Day, 30-Day or toward fare on participating transit operators with LIFE benefits. LIFE benefits will be loaded directly onto TAP cards.

More information .

LIFE participating operators and equivalent discount passes (for local trips ONLY):

LIFE Participating Operators

Eligible Passes for LIFE Discount

20 Rides

AVTA

31 Day Pass

7 Day Pass*

Culver City Bus

-

-

Foothill Transit

31 Day Pass

-

Gtrans

-

-

LA Metro

30 Day Pass

7 Day Pass*

LADOT Transit

31 Day Pass
DASH

7 Day Pass
DASH*

Long Beach Transit

30 Day Pass

5 Day Pass*

Montebello Bus Lines

-

-

Norwalk Transit

-

-

Pasadena Transit

-

-

Santa Clarita Transit

Monthly Pass

-

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus

30 Day Pass

7 Day Pass*

Torrance Transit

30 Day Pass

-

*5-day and 7-day passes can only be purchased once a week and up to 4 per month.

What are the monthly savings?

Save up to $24 on your Metro 30-Day pass:

Metro 30-Day Pass New monthly coupon value Final pass price

Regular

$24 $76

Senior/Disabled

$8 $12

College/Vocational

$13 $30

Student K-12

$10 $14

What are the 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

Children over 5 years old whose parents qualify are automatically eligible to receive LIFE subsidies.

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