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Rider Relief

You can save up to $10 on your transit pass if your income qualifies you for Metro’s Rider Relief Program (RRTP).  If eligible, you’ll get fare subsidy coupons to use each month when buying your transit pass from participating providers and pass sales outlets.

Rider Relief coupon booklets include six months of coupons, each printed with an individual month. Coupons are only valid for passes purchased during the month printed on the coupon. Because EZ transit passes are available for advanced purchase (ex.: May passes go on sale April 15), coupons used to buy EZ passes must be for the same month as the pass (May coupon to purchase May pass).

Each coupon is valid for a single use only and must be submitted at time of purchase.

The following transit agencies accept Rider Relief coupons:

  • Antelope Valley Transit Agency
  • Big Blue Bus
  • Culver City Bus Lines
  • Torrance Transit
  • Santa Clarita Transit
  • Foothill Transit
  • Long Beach Transit
  • Montebello Bus Lines
  • Norwalk Transit

Eligibility Guidelines

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

Annual Income Persons in Household
$31,550 or below 1
$36,050 or below 2
$40,550 or below 3
$45,050 or below 4
$48,700 or below 5
$52,300 or below 6

Children over 5 years old whose parents qualify are automatically also eligible to receive Rider Relief coupons.

Residents of cities/county areas and students of schools that already offer transit subsidies will not be eligible to receive Rider Relief coupons. Please check with your City, County or school to see if they offer any discounts.

There are four types of Rider Relief coupons available. You must have a reduced rate TAP card to be able to use a senior, student or college coupon (apply for reduced rate TAP cards here). Rider Relief coupons for seniors and students provide savings on top of those reduced rates.

  • $10 – for regular riders who purchase monthly or weekly passes
  • $6 – for Senior/Disabled/Medicare riders
  • $6 – for students in grades K-12
  • $6 – for full time students in College/vocational programs

Step 1

Review income guidelines to see if you qualify.

Annual Income Persons in Household
$31,550 or below 1
$36,050 or below 2
$40,550 or below 3
$45,050 or below 4
$48,700 or below 5
$52,300 or below 6

Step 2

Contact the partner organization serving your area.

If you live in:

  • Antelope Valley (Lancaster or Palmdale)
  • Central Cities region (Including Boyle Heights, Chinatown, East LA or South LA)
  • North County or San Fernando Valley (Including Agoura Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Hidden Hills, La Cañada-Flintridge, San Fernando or Santa Clarita)
  • South Bay (Including Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates or Torrance)
  • Westside (Including Avalon, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Malibu, Santa Monica, Westlake Village or West Hollywood)

FAME Assistance Corporation

If you live in:

  • Gateway Cities (Including Artesia, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, Lakewood, La Mirada, Long Beach, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate or Vernon)
  • San Gabriel Valley (Including Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Claremont, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Industry, Irwindale, La Habra Heights, La Verne, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Pomona, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Walnut or West Covina)

Human Services Association
Rider Relief Transportation Program

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