Free Student Transit
There is such a thing as a free ride!
All students in kindergarten through grade 12 can ride Lane Transit District (LTD) buses for free!
Students have been able to ride the city bus for free by simply telling the bus driver that they are students. However, starting October 31, 2021, students will need a student transit pass to continue riding for free.
To get a free LTD student transit pass, ask the front office staff at your school.
The student transit pass can be used to get anywhere within the LTD service area, including on weekends and after school. The pass can be used for the school commute, as well as for other trips. The passes are valid from September 1 of the current school year to September 30 of the following year and can be renewed by the school each year for ongoing free service.
LTD’s free student ridership program began in September 2019 and is funded through a grant to LTD from the State of Oregon’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) approved through HB 2017
The goal of the free student transit pass is to help families by reducing transportation costs and the demands on parents to transport their children to school and activities. An additional goal is to create lifelong transit users, which reduces the impact of single-occupant vehicles on the environment.
In 4J, elementary and middle school students will need parent/guardian permission to receive a student transit pass. Ask your school for the permission form.