The new passes will be available beginning May 13 and are valid July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
The Tempe Youth Free Transit Pass program allows youth ages 6 to 18 who live in Tempe to ride all Valley Metro bus routes and the Metro light rail free.
When registering for the program, a parent or guardian must accompany the youth and bring the youth's birth certificate along with proof of Tempe residency.
Special on-site registration will be held at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd. on May 25 and Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free passes are also available at the Tempe Transit Store, 200 E. Fifth St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tempe and Valley Metro offer bus service seven days a week. Most Tempe buses run Monday through Saturday until 1 a.m. and Sunday until 10 p.m., with rush hour service every 15 minutes Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Metro light rail runs seven days a week every 12 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (and every 20 minutes during all other times) from 5 a.m. to midnight (2 a.m. on weekends).
For a list of program requirements including registration forms, contact the Tempe Transit Store at 480-858-2350.
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