Subsidized Bus Passes

The City of South El Monte subsidizes 50% for select Metro and Foothill Transit 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 fare.

Purchase a Pass

Bus passes are available for purchase on the 10th 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 am to 5:30 pm; closed on major holidays.

Tap Card

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 Tap to Go or call the toll free number 1-866-827-8646.


Please call 626-579-6540 for additional information on the City’s Subsidized Bus Pass program.