Student Fare-Free Transit Pass Program

June 23, 2020 General, SacRT in Community

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The RydeFreeRT program offers fare-free transit for youth and students in grades TK through 12. With RydeFreeRT, youth can ride the entire SacRT transit network, including SacRT buses, light rail, and SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit service. RydeFreeRT is available all day, any day of the week during regular SacRT service hours.

The 2019-2020 RydeFreeRT program is valid through September 30, 2020.

Students Ride SacRT Fare-Free All Summer!!!

Youth and Students can use their RydeFreeRT sticker or pass all summer to travel to shopping centers, movies, parks, summer jobs and much more for FREE!

How SacRT is Keeping Riders Safe:

SacRT’s number one priority has been and continues to be the health, safety and well-being of our customers and employees. In response, SacRT has implemented and/or increased best practices to create a safer transit environment. Visit for details.

How to Get a RydeFreeRT Pass

Most students automatically received a sticker with their valid student ID or a RydeFreeRT pass. Youth who are experiencing homelessness or taking part in foster programs are also allowed to participate in the fare-free student/youth pass program, regardless of current residence or school address.

For students and youth not attending a participating school, visit SacRT’s Customer Service and Sales Center located at 1225 R Street (adjacent to the 13th Street Light Rail Station). Once libraries re-open, stickers and passes will once again be available for pick up. Stickers are valid through September 30, 2020.

Note: The RydeFreeRT program does not apply to those over 18 years old that are pursuing their GED.


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 What are the program benefits?

  • Ability for students in TK through 12 to have easy access to fare-free public transportation year-round
  • Eliminates obstacles for youth to getting to and from school, internships, and other enrichment activities
  • Provides equitable investment in receiving a good education
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion
  • Improves school attendance
  • Expands awareness and value of public transit

Student Pass

Student Sticker