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Low-income Metro riders encouraged to enroll in discounted fare program

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Ahead of bus fare collection resuming on Jan. 10, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold a pop-up event Wednesday at L.A. Union Station to enroll low-income transit riders into its discounted fare program.

People can apply for the Low-Income Fare Is Easy (LIFE) program online at https://bit.ly/3x6RYe5 or at Union Station’s East Portal at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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.

Metro 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 Metro. Income can be self-certified if proof is unavailable.

Riders who live in the Antelope Valley, Central Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, 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 Metro Customer Care Center in Los Angeles County.

“We’re making it as easy as possible to help everyone save money on fares, because a little help these days can go a long way,” Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins said earlier this month. “The LIFE program and half-off fares can help all our riders tap into savings when riding transit in our region.”

To obtain more information about all of Metro’s available discounted fare programs, please visit www.metro.net/fares.

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