MTA to resume collecting bus fares Jan. 10

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will resume collecting bus fares Jan. 10 and is encouraging low-income transit riders to apply for its discounted fare program.

People can apply for the LIFE program online at https://bit.ly/3x6RYe5.

The program offers discounted transit passes, including $6.50 for a 7-Day pass — a $13 savings — and $26 for a 30-day pass — a $50 savings. Newly enrolled riders also get 90 days of free rides.

MTA officials say the LIFE application process has been streamlined and that forms take only a few minutes to complete with basic information on applicants and other household members.

Applicants can take photos of IDs with their phone, upload the images and email the information to the MTA. Income can be self-certified if proof is unavailable.

Riders who live in Central Los Angeles, the South Bay or Westside cities can email their applications to lifeinfo@famecorporations.org.

Riders who live in the Gateway cities or San Gabriel Valley can email their applications to lifeinfo@iilosangeles.org.

Residents can also drop off applications to any MTA Customer Care Center in Los Angeles County.

To obtain more information about all available discounted fare programs, go to metro.net/fares.

 

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