Student Riders Get Half Price with Student Q-Fare Card

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Release Date: August 20, 2015

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. METRO operates more than 1,200 buses, and METRO's New Bus Network is coming August, 2015. For a good picture of where we are headed see our new system map. METRO's expanded light-rail system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline extension), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). Other METRO services include: Star Vanpool, METROLift, HOV lanes, HOT lanes, Bikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO by visiting where you can download information about our T.R.I.P. app and our interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].  


Smart Savings with a METRO Student Q-Fare Card

School days are just around the corner and so is METRO.  Families can make the most of their time and their budget by introducing their students to METRO's Student Q-Fare Card.

METRO is adding hours at the RideStore to make it easier for parents and students to get their discounted fares.  Weekdays from now through August 28, the RideStore will open at 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.  On Saturdays it will open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

METRO's Back-to-School Student Appreciation days are also expanded and staffed with New Bus Network agents who can help get students and parents ready for their new trips to school.

Students and parents will need to verify student enrollment at the time of purchase.  

  • K-12 students can bring current school ID, class schedule, enrollment form or report card on school letterhead.
  • Full-time college students can bring current class schedule (showing credit hours) and a fee receipt, letter from the college verifying (current) full-time status.
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With a Student METRO Q-fare Card riders can save 50 percent off the regular METRO fare, and pass through payment kiosks by simply swiping their card.

And now with the New Bus Network, students can travel to more destinations at half the price!

Parents and students can download the form and pay through mail here.

Student On METRO Bus
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