Applications are open now for youth who want to get their Zero-Fare Rider’s License, which offers unlimited free rides for Connect card holders ages 6-18. This new Reduced Fare option will be available for use with a Connect card.
The Zero-Fare Rider’s License allows youth access to parks, libraries, and youth programs available along STA routes throughout the region. The program aims to increase access to public transit for youth, developing future public transit users.
The basic Required Documentation for Reduced Fare is all that is needed to apply for a Rider’s License. You can find the simple application form online here or pick one up at the STA Plaza Customer Service Counter at 701 W Riverside.
There will be a grace period through December 31, but we encourage youth to apply for the Zero-Fare Rider’s License now. The grace period will allow youth to ride the bus who have not yet acquired their Connect card with a Zero-Fare Rider’s License. Youth just need to tell the driver their age – no other ID is necessary.