METRO's Summer of Fun Pass

METRO's Summer of Fun Pass

School’s out, and METRO wants to give you FREE RIDES to where the fun is – ALL SUMMER LONG! The new METRO Student Summer of Fun Pass offers K-12 students the opportunity to travel anywhere METRO goes…any time…any day…FREE!

Apply for Your Card One of Three Ways

(Cards must be registered for activation.)

1. Applying Online

2. Applying by Mail

  • Download the form, fill it out and mail it back. Don't have a printer? Call 713-635-4000 and we'll mail you one. A parent or guardian must sign it, then mail it to the address on the form.

3. Applying in Person

  • Visit one of our RideStores, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1900 Main St. or 1001 Travis St.
  • Provide only one of the following:
    • Current school ID
    • Report card
    • Class schedule

Your Summer of Fun Pass is good from June 1 - Sept. 1, 2017.

*Plus, you can keep the card and use it like a Student METRO Q® Fare Card once school starts. Get 50 percent OFF with the regular Student METRO Q® Fare Card.

 

Summer of Fun Pass FAQs

What is the Summer of Fun Pass?
The Summer of Fun Pass is a unique fare card offering students (K-12) FREE rides on all METRO light-rail, local bus and Park & Ride service from June 1 - Sept. 1, 2017.

Where can I get my Summer of Fun Pass?
METRO offers three ways to get your Summer of Fun Pass:

  • Apply online
  • Apply by mail - Download the form, fill it out and mail it back. Don't have a printer? Call 713-635-4000 and we'll mail you one. A parent or guardian must sign it, then mail it to the address on the form.
  • Apply in person at the METRO RideStore (1900 Main St. or 1001Travis St.)

How do I use my Summer of Fun Pass?
Just tap your Summer of Fun Pass on the Q Box to pay for your trip. The Q Box is located at the front of the bus, next to the operator, and on all METRORail platforms.

How does the Summer of Fun Pass compare to a regular Student METRO Q® Fare Card?
Your Summer of Fun Pass is a unique version of the Student METRO Q® Fare Card, and you use it the same way. The only difference is that your Summer of Fun Pass is programmed to provide FREE rides until September 1, 2017. The card then reverts to a standard Student METRO Q® Fare Card, requiring you to pay for all future trips. You then load money on the card and ride for half price.

Can I just use my regular Student METRO Q® Fare Card and still get free rides?
No. You must use a Summer of Fun Pass for free rides. It looks just like your regular Student METRO Q® Fare Card but is programmed for free rides until Sept. 1. After that, go back to using your regular Student METRO Q® Fare Card.

What happens when the Summer of Fun promotion ends?
Your Summer of Fun Pass will automatically become a regular Student METRO Q® Fare Card, requiring you to pay for all future trips. Students ride at a 50 percent discount.

What if I lose my Summer of Fun Pass?
METRO requires all Summer of Fun Pass users to register their card before using it. If your pass is lost or stolen, METRO will provide one FREE replacement pass – all future replacements will require a fee of $10.

Can I use my Summer of Fun Pass to pay for other riders?
No. Like the METRO Q® Fare Card, your Summer of Fun Pass can only pay one fare at a time. If you try to tap your card a second time, a red light will flash and the words “NO PASSBACK” will appear on screen. This lets you know that you have already paid your fare and your card will not be charged for tapping twice.

 

 

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