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Discover freedom today: Tempe kids get a free Youth Transit Pass
New passes available beginning May 14
TEMPE, Ariz. (April 16, 2018) – Tempe kids, ages 6 to 18, can sign up for a Youth Transit Pass and ride all Valley Metro bus routes and the Metro light rail for free. Beginning May 14, Tempe will begin issuing new transit passes to current and new participants of the program.
The new passes, valid July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, can be obtained at the Tempe Transit Store, located at 200 E. Fifth St., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Special Saturday on-site registration will be held June 30 and Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To sign up for the pass, youths must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, bring a copy of the youth’s birth certificate, bring proof of Tempe residency dated within the last 60 days, and the parent or guardian’s driver’s license or photo ID.
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 at school.
The popular program has served more than 3,600 youth on average each year since 2005. 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 free Tempe Youth Transit Pass program. For more information about the program and its benefits for local youth, please visit www.tempe.gov/youthpass.
Media contact: TaiAnna Yee
City of Tempe
Public Information Officer – Transportation