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Metro Encourages Low-Income Riders to Enroll in Discounted Fare Program

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 9:51 am

Ahead of bus fare collection resuming on Jan. 10, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is encouraging low-income transit riders to enroll in its discounted fare program.

People can apply for the Low-Income Fare Is Easy (LIFE) program online at

The program offers discounted transit passes, including $6.50 for a 7-Day pass — a $13 savings — and $26 for a 30-day pass  a $50 savings. Newly enrolled riders also get 90 days of free rides.

Metro officials say the LIFE application process has been streamlined and that forms take only a few minutes to complete with basic information on applicants and other household members.

Applicants can take photos of IDs with their phone, upload the images and email the information to Metro. Income can be self-certified if proof is unavailable.

Riders who live in the San Gabriel Valley can email their applications to

Residents can also drop off applications to any Metro Customer Care Center in Los Angeles County.

“We’re making it as easy as possible to help everyone save money on fares, because a little help these days can go a long way,” Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins said earlier this month.

“The LIFE program and half-off fares can help all our riders tap into savings when riding transit in our region.”

To obtain more information about all of Metro’s available discounted fare programs, please visit

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