Transportation

Students Can Ride For Free This Summer On Metro’s Buses And Trains

Fares are being waived for students in kindergarten through college

To take advantage of Metro’s Summer of Fun pass, kids can use their existing student discount fare card. When they tap it on the card reader on the bus or the rail platform, it won’t be charged.

Those free rides are available June 1 through September 1. Students can make unlimited trips on all of Metro’s local buses and trains.

Students who don’t currently have a discounted fare card will need to get one before participating in the program. You can apply in person at Metro’s RideStore at 1900 Main Street. Those cards can also be obtained online or by mail.

To get a student fare card, kids from kindergarten through high school will have to provide either a report card, class schedule, or student ID. College students must provide either a class schedule and fee receipt or a letter from the school verifying they’re a current student. Metro is also offering group registration for summer programs and camps with 10 or more students.

After school starts in September, students can load money onto their fare cards at a 50% discount. More information is available on Metro’s website.

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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