Young people in the bi-state region will continue to save money as they purchase 50 percent reduced Metro Transit fares on their Gateway Go Cards through the end of October. The Gateway Go Card pilot program allows youth between the ages of 13 and 25 to purchase fares at half price on MetroLink and MetroBus so they can more easily reach education, career opportunities and other important destinations throughout the region. The special program which launched in June was originally extended through September, and will now be available through October 31, 2018.
“We are very pleased that we are able to extend the benefits of the Gateway Go Card to our young riders for another month,” said Jessica Mefford-Miller, Executive Director of Metro Transit. “We are still working with our partners to identify a long-term funding solution. This is necessary to establish it as a permanent fare option, which is a tremendous benefit for young people in our region.”
The Gateway Go Card was developed in partnership with the City of St. Louis, St. Clair County, the St. Clair County Transit District, St. Louis County, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Metro Transit and Bi-State Development. It is a special version of the Metro Transit Gateway Card smart card, and young people are able to get a discount on one-ride tickets, two-hour passes and monthly passes by putting them directly onto their Gateway Go Cards.
The Gateway Go Card is available to anyone between the ages of 13 and 25 at MetroStore, located at 801 Pine Street near the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.); or at the Metro Transit Access Center, located at 317 DeBaliviere Avenue, just north of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Transit Center (open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) A state ID card, school ID card, birth certificate or other proof of age is required.
About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.