Free Fares for Youth
WTA’s Board of Directors authorized free fares for youth. Youth are riders age 17 and under, or currently enrolled in high school.
All youth ride free. High school students will need to present a TouchPass Youth Card, which we will provide free of charge. Youth TouchPass cards are available at downtown’s Bellingham Station. You’ll need to bring proof of age, or of enrollment in high school.
For all youth not yet in high school, you are welcome to just step on and ride. No TouchPass Card or other pass is needed.Stored Value and Fare Capping
With stored value, you can add any amount of money to your TouchPass account. This money can then be used to pay your fare, one trip at a time. Stored value never expires, and can be used on any fixed route bus (including Route 80X) as well as on the Lynden Hop.
When you pay a fare using stored value, fare capping sets a “cap” or limit on the total amount you’ll pay, within a day ($3) or a calendar month ($30). Once you hit that limit, all rides are free until the end of that day or month. The cap is set at the price of our other passes. So for example if you pay $1 per trip for 30 trips between the first and 15th of a month (which adds up to $30), the rest of your trips that month are free. Fare capping happens automatically, whenever you’re using your TouchPass Card or TouchPass Mobile App.