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DISCOUNTED METRO Q® Fare Cards & METRO Day Pass
STUDENTS, SENIORS, Medicare Cardholders AND the DISABLED

 

RideStore Hours
1900 Main Street
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
713-739-6968

  • Discount is 50 percent off the full fare of all local, Park & Ride and light-rail service
  • Earn five free rides for every 50 paid rides on your METRO Q® Fare Card
  • METRO Q® Fare Cards require a $5 minimum load
  • METRO Day Pass cards require a $3 minimum load
  • Discount cards are issued at the METRO RideStore and by mail for students and seniors
  • Cards must be registered (If lost or stolen, funds on card will be reissued)
  • Children ages five and under ride free

METRO Day Pass Brochure - English (PDF)
Folleto De METRO Day Pass - Español (PDF)

 

STUDENTS

Middle and high school students may pay the discounted fare in cash (on the bus only) by showing their student ID card. Elementary school students may pay the discounted fare in cash (on the bus only) without showing an ID.
NOTE: If you pay with cash, you will not receive a free transfer.

Must be able to provide the following:

  • K-12 (mail-in form available below, or visit the METRO RideStore)
    Download form brochure for METRO Q® Fare Card & Day Pass Registration
     (PDF)
    • If mailing:
      • Complete form on brochure for METRO fare card registration signed by parent or guardian
    • If appearing in person:
      • Provide one of the following: Current school ID, class schedule, enrollment form or report card (on school letterhead) 
      • Contact information (mailing address, phone number, or email address) 


  • COLLEGE (mail-in form available below, or visit the METRO RideStore)
    Download form brochure for METRO Q® Fare Card & Day Pass Registration (PDF)
    • If mail-in:
      • Complete form on brochure for METRO fare card registration signed and stamped by registrar
    • If appear in person:
      • Must show credit hours to qualify (one of the following):
        • fee receipt with a current class schedule
        • letter from the college verifying (current) full-time status
        • Student METRO fare card registration form signed and stamped by school registrar
      • Government Issued Photo ID - required
      • Qualified full time status:
        • Undergraduate – 9+ hours
        • Graduate – 9+ hours

 

SENIORS And Medicare Cardholders

Must present a government-issued ID with date of birth

  • Seniors, 65-69, and Medicare receive get a 50 percent discount.
  • Seniors 70+ ride free. 
    • To receive this discount, seniors may come to the RideStore at 1900 Main and St. Joseph Parkway, or mail the registration form below:
    • RideStore hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Download brochure with application (PDF)

 

DISABLED

In order to receive your discounted fare card, you must come to the METRO RideStore at 1900 Main Street. To process, your METRO Q® Fare Card for the disabled, bring your government-issued ID with date of birth (state ID, driver's license, Veteran's ID or passport), plus one of the following:

  • Doctor’s statement of disability on physician’s letterhead,or Rx (prescription) stating the patient’s name and a brief description of the disability. If it is permanent or if temporary, how long?       
  • You may qualify if your disability is visible. i.e. - missing limbs, palsies etc., which directly affects mobility.
  • Verification of your Medicare benefits, not Medicaid.
  • Veteran’s ID with “Service Connected” listed under the picture only.

NOTE: The Social Security Award letter is not acceptable for verification unless the actual disability is noted or Medicare benefits are listed.    

 

Jurors

METRO provides a complimentary one-way bus/rail trip for those going to jury duty on the original date of their summons. Prospective jurors who are not selected for jury duty may ask the court for a METRO jury pass for their trip home. The pass will be date stamped (valid through the same day) and should be presented to the bus operator upon boarding. If riding the rail, keep the pass available to present when requested.

If selected for jury duty, ask the court for a jury pass. This pass should be stamped with a “valid through” date.

Be aware that both passes look the same, but the date stamped on them is what deems the pass valid.

The METRO juror fare policy also applies to ADA paratransit eligible customers on METROLift.



For more METRO Q® Fare Card information, call 713-635-4000.

Thank you for riding METRO. We look forward to serving you.

 

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