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LA Metro Enrolling Riders In Low-Income Discount Program

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority hosted a pop-up event at Union Station Wednesday to enroll low-income riders in its discounted fare program.

After waiving bus fares during the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro will again resume collecting fares on Jan. 10.

However, it is now signing people up for its Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program, which offers discounted weekly and monthly transit passes on Metro.

Metro was holding a signup event from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Union Station Wednesday. To sign up, users need a TAP card and proof of income. Medi-Cal, EBT, Social Security award, a check stub or tax return all qualify. People can also apply online.

To be eligible, a family of four would need to make an annual income of $59,100 or less. Under the program, a monthly pass is $76. A weekly pass is $19.

For more information on how to sign up, click here.

In September, the Metro Board of Directors gave final approval to a 23-month pilot program that allows K-12 students and anyone enrolled in community college to ride Metro fare-free.

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