Back to School: 2022-2023

Aug 19, 2022

Looking for a Tap Card?

Student K-12 Tap Cards are available. Low Income Fare is available through Metro's LIFE program.  College and University students can access Tap Cards through this link. For all fare information, and program details please visit

It's that time a year again! Get out the Pee-Chee folders, pencils, pens, and your Tap Card! Whether you and your child are new to Metro's transit system, or it's been a summer...we have some recommended next steps:

  • Register to get your GoPass at the website

  • Download, install, and set up your Transit App

  • Download, install, and set up the Transit Watch App

  • Check out Metro's Shop (there's a Badge Holder)

Suggestions straight from Our Safety and Security Team:

Tips for youth

  1. Know your route. Plan your route ahead of time and leave early so you’re not rushed. Have a backup route just in case there’s a delay with your first plan.

  2. Travel with a friend whenever possible. When you stay together on board the bus or train, safety is in numbers.

  3. Stay alert to what’s going on around you. Keep a look out for your stop. If you need to use your phone, look up from your screen often, and keep one earbud out so you can hear what’s going on around you, too. If you ever see someone acting in a way that makes you uncomfortable, move away. Sit closer to the bus/train operator or switch to another bus or train car.

  4. Hold on to your stuff. Keep your phone, devices and any valuables in your bag. Be sure you take everything with you as you exit.

  5. See something? Say something. Know how to get help if you ever don’t feel safe. If there’s someone or something causing you to not feel safe, let us know and someone will respond right away.

Applications for Metro’s 2023 Youth Council will Open in September

Metro Youth Council’s goal is to develop the capacity of young people to engage with and participate in Metro’s plans, projects, programs and initiatives. If you know a youth interested in joining the 2023 Metro Youth Council, fill out the online form to receive updates when the application opens and learn more about the membership benefits and expectations. | Link

Transit App

Whether you’re a first-time rider or if you use Metro frequently and need to plan your trip, use Transit to find the fastest way around Los Angeles. Find nearby real-time ETAs as soon as you open the app, Track real-time vehicle locations on the map, and subscribe to service alerts on your favorite lines to receive notifications about service disruptions. | Link

LA Metro Transit Watch App

See or experience something that needs our attention? The LA Metro Transit Watch app is a quick, easy and anonymous way for you to directly connect to Metro Security anytime. Use the app to report suspicious activity or safety issues. | LinkYou have subscribed to receive Metro information, edit your preferences, manage subscriptions, or unsubscribe.

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