Free Summer Youth Passes

summer youth pass

Available to all Madison students grades 6 through 12

As part of Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s MetroForward initiative, the City of Madison is teaming up again with the Madison Metropolitan School District to distribute a summer bus pass to ALL middle and high school students.

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This special summer program provides free rides to students from grades 6 through those just graduating from high school to make it easier to get around to jobs, athletic camps, friends’ homes and other fun summer destinations.

Riding transit is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint! A typical trip on public transit emits 55% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than driving alone.

Ride Metro’s new routes to the list of fun summer destinations below. If you’ve never taken a ride on Metro, use this summer’s pass to give it a try!

Plan Your Trip!

Fun Summer DestinationServed by Route
Capitol SquareA, B, E, F, R
Central Park/Skate ground A, B, C
Elver Park –H
Goodman Park/PoolO
Kohl CenterA, B, C, D, E, F, R
Lakeview Park/Splash PadF
Madison Library (Downtown) A, B, E, F, R
Madison Children’s MuseumA, B, E, F, R
Olbrich Botanical GardensC
Wisconsin Historical MuseumA, B, E, F, R
UW Geology MuseumA, C, D, F, O, R
Vilas ZooO

Students living in the City of Madison can pick up a free pass at:

  • MMSD middle and high school offices
  • MMSD summer school semester sites
  • At the Metro Transit Administration Office - (1245 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 201)
    Proof of residency is required. Family/ student must live in within the City of Madison.

Out-of-Town or Elementary Students

Passes are also available for purchase for youth that do not qualify for a pass. Ride all summer for $35.00.

  • Buy online
  • Metro Transit (1245 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 201.) 

Passes are valid from Saturday, June 1 through Monday, September 2, 2024.

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