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.

Purchase a Pass

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 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.

Bus Pass Fees

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Bus PassRatesFee for South El Monte Resident Subsidy
Foothill Transit - Senior (62 and older)/Disabled/Medicare$22 $11
Foothill Transit - Student (Kindergarten through 12th grade)$33 $16.50
Metro - Senior (62 and older)/Disabled/Medicare$20 $10  
Metro - Senior/Disabled EZ$42 $21 
Metro - Student (Kindergarten through 12th grade)$24 $12  
Metro - College/Vocational$43 $21.50 


Please call 626-579-6540 ext. 3023,for additional information on the City’s Subsidized Bus Pass program.