Youth Opportunity Pass Program

Youth Ride Free with PRONTO

All riders 18 & under will be able to ride MTS and North County Transit District (NCTD) services for FREE with a Youth PRONTO app account, or a Youth PRONTO card. The Youth Opportunity Pass is a pilot program, sponsored by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and County of San Diego, through June 30, 2023.

To be eligible for the Youth Opportunity Pass, riders 18 & under must have a Youth PRONTO app account, or a PRONTO Youth card, and travel with proof of eligibility. (Kids 5 & under ride MTS and NCTD free at all times, and don’t need a card or proof of eligibility.)

You can request to change to a reduced fare card online using our form below.

Request to Change to a Reduced Fare Card

Back to School - PRONTO Cards

With back-to-school just around the corner for lots of San Diego students, MTS will be partnering closely with school districts and community organizations to help distribute free PRONTO cards to Youth who may not yet have one. Get a free PRONTO Youth card from a community event listed below. Check back soon for information on which schools have already requested and received PRONTO Youth cards for back-to-school (supplies are limited).

Have questions or comments about the Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program? Please email for any program feedback. 

Take a few minutes to view our videos about the pilot program or read on below for additional information and frequently asked questions.


How to Get Free Rides for 18 & Under (Video)
Cómo Viajar Gratis para 18 años y Menores (Video)


Getting Started
Youth Opportunity Pass Program FAQs
Getting and Using PRONTO
How to Ride