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Students can now apply online for a K-12 EASY Card discounted fare and ride Miami-Dade Transit to school

MIAMI (August 12, 2016)

In a move towards improving the ease and accessibility of riding transit, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) announces the new online application for the K-12 EASY Card student discounted fare program.

The specially-coded EASY Card allows registered students attending public or private schools in Miami-Dade County to receive a discounted fare for half off every ride on Metrobus and Metrorail. The $2 cost of an EASY Card for new applicants is also waived as part of this program.

"The application process has been simplified so now students and parents can go online and apply directly via our website," said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of DTPW. "We want to make riding transit a fun and easy experience for everyone -- including our County students. Public transportation provides access to education and opportunity, so we want to make it as easy as possible to access."

The School Board of Miami-Dade County will be providing the Department with a complete list of registered public school students. The process of verifying a student’s status has now been made easier and more efficient, allowing applications to be approved and cards to be mailed more quickly.

When applying for a K-12 EASY Card, students will be asked to show proof of enrollment. Acceptable forms include a current student ID, class schedule, or recent report card. Upload one of the three options along with your form, and within three weeks your card will arrive in the mail. It’s that easy.

"Getting an education may require hard work,” added Bravo, “but getting there doesn’t have to."

Applications for the K-12 EASY Card are accepted all year round. For parents and students wishing to apply for before the new school year starts, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/fares-k12.asp. For public/charter school students, click here; for private school students, click here.

Don't forget to also download our newly relaunched Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app and start planning your next trip today!