Metro is canceling in-person registration for discounted fares due to COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority today canceled previously announced pop-up events this month aimed at enrolling low-income passengers for their discounted fare program, before the bus fares are recovered on January 10th.

Instead, people can apply for the Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) discount tariff program online at

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.

For more information on all of Metro’s discounted fare programs available, please visit

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