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.
Summer is about to be lit, thanks to FREE rides on METRO. Our Summer of Fun program returns June 1 and we're excited to offer students FREE rides. All. Summer. Long. Yes, college students, too! Watch the video to learn more and sign up today: https://t.co/Ye9ZDo6dp0 ^R pic.twitter.com/EsFxEUWzrk
— METRO Houston (@METROHouston) May 15, 2018