Subsidized Bus Passes


The City of South El Monte subsidizes 50% for select Metro and Foothill Transit monthly bus passes for residents, who possess a valid electronic reduced-fare. Proof of  South El Monte residency  (i.e. state identification card, utility bill ) is required to obtain  a reduced monthly fare.  

Bus passes are available for purchase on the 25th of each month through the 10th of the following month at the Cashier's Window inside of City Hall, located at 1415 Santa Anita Avenue. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed on major holidays.  

A reduced Tap card (Senior, Disabled/Medicare, College/Vocational, and Student K-12) must be obtained before the City can sell or electronically load a pass. To obtain a Tap card or for more information, visit or call the toll free number 1-866-827-8646.

Bus Pass Rates        W/South El Monte Resident Subsidy  
Senior (62+)/Disabled/Medicare   $20        $10  
Senior/Disabled EZ   $42        $21 
Student (K-12)  $24        $12  
College/Vocational  $43        $21.50 
Foothill Transit            
Senior (62+)/Disabled/Medicare  $22        $11
Student (K-12)   $33        $16.50

 *Rates are subject to change without notice.

Please call (626) 579-6540 Ext. 3242 for additional information on the City's Subsidized Bus Pass program.