Metro’s Fareless System Initiative

UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST: The Fareless System Initiative study is underway and a leading concept has emerged – a 18 month fareless pilot program that would provide free rides on Metro buses and rail service for low-income riders starting in January 2022 and K-12 students starting in August 2022. The pilot would be set to end on June 30, 2023. Metro invites you to learn more about this concept and provide feedback. 


To learn more, please visit the links below from Metro’s Fareless System Initiative email:


Metro is studying how we could eliminate fares on our buses and trains and we want to hear from you!

The Fareless System Initiative study is underway and a leading concept has emerged – a fareless pilot program that would provide free rides on Metro buses and rail service for low-income riders and K-12 students starting in January 2022. Metro invites you to learn more about this concept and provide feedback.

The Fareless System Initiative project team will present at the five local Service Council meetings in March. Metro’s local Service Councils advise on planning and implementation of Metro services in five geographic regions, but the presentation will be the same and you can attend any of the meetings, regardless of where you live. These meetings will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide input. Below you can find details of the upcoming meetings.

All agendas will be posted here and you can access all the meetings here.

Upcoming Meetings

  • San Fernando Valley Service Council, on Wednesday, March 3rd at 6:30pm
  • San Gabriel Valley Service Council, on Monday, March 8th at 5:00pm
  • Westside/Central Service Council, on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00pm
  • Gateway Cities Service Council, on Thursday, March 11th at 2:00pm
  • South Bay Service Council, on Friday, March 12th at 9:30am

If you have any questions about these meetings or about the Fareless System Initiative, please email .