Zero Fare for Youth
Use Your Phone (with the STA Connect app)
If you have a Rider’s License or an online account with an eConnect card, contact Customer Service to have them add your Rider’s License to the eConnect card.
If you don’t have a Connect account or a Rider’s License, first register an online Connect account and create an eConnect card in the STA Connect app. Then use your eConnect number when applying for your Rider’s License.
If none of the above options work for you, don’t worry — youth 18 and under will not be refused service on STA. Here are some other ways you can ride without fare:
Use Student ID card
Show the bus driver your valid student ID card when you board the bus.
Youth 18 and under ride free
If you don’t have your Rider’s License yet, just board the bus and tell the driver your age. No youth 18 and under will be turned away.
How To Ride
Tap your card to ride!
Rules of Conduct
- No eating on the bus.
- Use headphones to listen to audio on mobile devices.
- Drinks are allowed but must be in covered containers.
- Stay behind the yellow line at the front of the bus.
- Don’t distract the driver while the bus is in motion.
Plan Your Trip
Use STA’s online trip planner to find the fastest bus route to your destination. You can also call (509) 328-RIDE for trip planning assistance.
Riding With an SPS High School Student ID?
Below are routes that serve SPS high schools.
Questions about SPS Student IDs?
Contact Spokane Public Schools for any questions about SPS Student IDs for high school students.
Questions about Connect cards?
View STA’s answers to common questions about using a Connect card.
Questions about STA bus service?
STA Customer Service is available to assist with many aspects of riding the bus, such as:
- Assistance with trip planning
- Finding your bus stops
- Lost and found