July 22, 2019

Reduced fare for METRO

Postdoctoral Scholars are eligible to apply for a METRO card at a reduced price ($43/month for the 30-Day pass).


  • Enroll in PDF-999


  1. Email postdocs@usc.edu and ask for proof of enrollment at USC for the Reduced fare for METRO
  2. Take a full-face photo
    • Color photo (no black/white)
    • No hats or sunglasses
    • Upload a digital photo (JPG) or attach a 2”x2” or 1”x1.25” photo to printed application
  3. Provide one of the following
    • California ID card
    • California Driver’s license
    • Passport
  4. Create an account on tap: https://www.taptogo.net/TapRegister
  5. Go to:https://www.taptogo.net/Reduced_Fare#college
  6. Fill out information and complete application.
  7. Receive reduced-fare eligible Tap card in the mail.
  8. You can now purchase reduced fare 30-day pass by visiting a Metro Rail Station or Online