Free Summer Youth Passes

summer youth pass

Pick up a free summer youth pass in your school office!

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.

Use this year’s pass to try out all Metro’s redesigned routes that go into effect on Sunday, June 11. Metro’s new service operates more often, involves less transferring, and overall is easier to use.

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 (starting Monday, May 15)
  • 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 Wednesday, June 1 through Tuesday, September 4, 2023.

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