Tempe Youth Transit Pass – A Great Introduction To Public Transportation

Do you know any kids that live in Tempe? If so, you should tell them about the Tempe Youth Transit Pass. The Tempe Youth Transit Pass allows eligible Tempe residents ages 6 to 18 to ride the METRO light rail and the Valley Metro bus system for free.

This little known program can bring a big smile to the face of kids and their parents. This year’s Tempe Youth Pass is good from 7/1/2010 to 6/30/2011. Before each boarding, the card must be tapped at a station reader for validation and proof of “payment.”

That’s a great way to introduce kids to public transportation.” – Greg Taylor, Tempe resident and business owner.

Download the current 2012/2013 registration form here:

Tempe Youth Transit Pass

Information on obtaining a free Tempe Youth Transit Pass is below.

What is required to get the pass if I am under the age of 18?

  • A parent or guardian must accompany the youth when registering for the program

  • Your most recent utility bill with a Tempe address (i.e., water, cable, electric, phone)

  • Youth’s birth certificate

  • A valid driver’s license/photo ID of parent/guardian

  • If you are the step parent or legal guardian you must also bring a copy of your marriage license or guardianship papers.

What is required to get the pass if I am age 18?

  • A valid driver’s license, ID pass or US passport

  • Your most recent utility bill with a Tempe address (i.e., water, cable, electric, phone)

Where do I go to get my free transit pass?

You can get the pass at the Tempe Transit Store located at 200 E. Fifth Street within the Tempe Transportation Center building. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Thanks to the city of Tempe for making this program available. We think it is a great way to involve more people in our public transportation system.

Comments

  1. says

    Put ‘em to work cleaning the busses. Teach job responsibility and how to use public transit at the same time!

    Good call on the program. Get them used to and hooked to public transit early.

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