Metro encourages low-income passengers to sign up for the discounted fare program

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Ahead of the resumption of bus fares on January 10, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is holding a series of pop-up events across the county to sign up low-income passengers for their discounted fare program.

Pop-up registration events take place at:

– Norwalk C (Green) Line Station, 12901 Hoxie Ave. in Norwalk, December 1st, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm;

– North Hollywood Station, 5391 Lankershim Blvd., on December 2nd, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm;

– The International Institute of Los Angeles office, 3845 Selig Place, Lincoln Heights, on December 3, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.;

– La Linterna Program, 4650 Sunset Blvd. in East Hollywood., 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on December 3rd and 17th;

– Wilshire / Western Station, 3775 Wilshire Blvd. in Koreatown, December 8, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.;

– the Pomona Metrolink Station, 100 W. Commercial St. in Pomona, on December 9th from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and on December 20th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm;

– Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, 1200 N. State St., Boyle Heights, December 15, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm; and

– Downtown Long Beach Station, 130 E. First St. in Long Beach, December 16, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Individuals can also apply for the Low-Income Fare Is Easy (LIFE) program online at https://bit.ly/3x6RYe5.

The program offers discounted transit passes, including $ 6.50 for a 7-day pass – a saving of $ 13 – and $ 26 for a 30-day pass – a saving of $ 50. Newly registered drivers also receive 90 days of free rides.

Metro officials say the LIFE application process has been streamlined and it only takes minutes to fill out forms with basic information about applicants and other household members.

Applicants can use their phone to take photos of ID cards, upload the pictures, and email the information to Metro. The income can be certified yourself if there is no proof.

Drivers living in the cities of Antelope Valley, Central Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, South Bay, or Westside can email their applications to [email protected]

Drivers living in the Gateway Cities or the San Gabriel Valley can email their applications to [email protected]

Residents can also submit applications to any Los Angeles County Metro Customer Service Center.

“We’re making it as easy as possible to help everyone save fares because a little help can go a long way these days,” said Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins earlier this month. “ The LIFE program and half tariffs can help all of our passengers make savings when driving in our region. ”

For more information on all of Metro’s discounted fare programs available, please visit metro.net/fares.

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