Tempe to issue free youth transit passes starting May 9

The passes are free to Tempe and Guadalupe youth. (Courtesy Valley Metro)
The passes are free to Tempe and Guadalupe youth. (Courtesy Valley Metro)

The passes are free to Tempe and Guadalupe youth. (Courtesy Valley Metro)

Tempe and Guadalupe children ages 6-18 are eligible for the free Youth Transit Pass, which covers access to the light rail, all Valley Metro buses and Streetcar. Passes, valid July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023, will be issued for the new year starting May 9.

According to a press release, registration for passes can be done at the Tempe Transit Store, located at 200 E. Fifth St., on weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. They are also available at this location June 25 and Aug. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Students who attend Tempe, Marcos de Niza and McClintock high schools and live in Tempe or Guadalupe can also get a pass at school. According to the release, Tempe residents passed a half-cent sales tax for transit operations and improvements in 1996, which funds the Tempe Youth Transit Pass program. Applicants will need to fill out a registration form and can find more information on the Tempe website.
By Katelyn Reinhart

REPORTER, Chandler/PHX METRO

Katelyn joined Community Impact Newspaper in February 2022. She grew up in the Phoenix area and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications. Katelyn is proudest of her work when she is covering local communities — bylines include The Arizona Republic, Artzbeat, The State Press and more.