The Tempe Youth Free Transit Pass program allows youth ages six to 18 who live in Tempe ride all Valley Metro bus routes and the METRO light rail free. The popular program has served more than 3,600 youth on average each year since 2005, and will begin issuing passes for the 2017-2018 school year beginning May 15.
The new passes will be valid July 1 through June 30, and can be obtained any time throughout the school year. For students and youth looking to acquire a pass, he or she must bring a parent or guardian, a copy of the youth’s birth certificate, proof of residency dated within the last 60 days and the parent or guardian’s driver’s license or photo ID.
Special Saturday on-site registration will be held at the Tempe Transit Sore, located at 200 E. Fifth Street on the northwest corner of Fifth Street and Forest Avenue on May 20, July 8 and Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is always available at the Tempe Transit Store from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In addition to getting the pass at the Tempe Transit Store, students who attend Tempe, Marcos de Niza, Compadre and McClintock high schools and live in Tempe can get their pass on campus.
In 1996, Tempe residents passed a half-cent sales tax for transit operations and improvements. Funding from this tax has benefited programs such as the Tempe Youth Free Transit Pass Program. For more information about the program and its benefits for local youth, please visit www.tempe.gov/YouthPass.
Source: City of Tempe