Students Ride for Free!

MetroLINK has announced that fares will be waived for K-12 students riding Metro's fixed route or school peak service routes during the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The waived fare program is available to all K-12  students in Moline-Coal Valley School District riding Metro routes to and from school, regardless of income.

Metro launched the program last year to assist families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Student ridership has has increased 25% as a result of the program. “The ridership numbers clearly show that affordable transportation is a real need for families in our community,” said Jennifer Hirsch, Manager of Administration, Metro. “Continuing to offer this program in partnership with our school districts will allow all students to have affordable access to and from school on any Metro route serving their neighborhood.”

High school students must show their school i.d. when boarding, however elementary and middle school students do not need to show i.d. The program is available on days when classes are in session for trips to and from school only. 

“We have received positive feedback from our families regarding this program, and we are thrilled it will be continuing on through this upcoming school year. This is an excellent example of how this community comes together when the need arises.” said Dr. Rachel Savage, Superintendent, Moline-Coal Valley School District.