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Rider Relief is now LIFE

L.I.F.E: Low-Income Fare is Easy  

On July 1, 2015, AVTA kicked off its Rider Relief Transportation Program (RRTP) to help reduce the cost of public transportation for eligible valley residents. Now known as LIFE (Low Income Fare is Easy), which is funded by Los Angeles Metro, Antelope Valley residents can obtain a discount off the cost of a monthly AVTA bus pass if their income level qualifies. Qualified applicants will receive a coupon booklet valid for six (6) months. The LIFE coupons can be used each month when purchasing a bus pass from participating providers. Full fare passengers may qualify for a $24 monthly coupon, while eligible reduced fare passengers may qualify for an $8 monthly coupon.  Children over five years old whose parents qualify are automatically eligible to receive the LIFE coupons. Applicants for the program must show proof of income to determine their eligibility, which is good for one year.

 The maximum income levels to qualify for LIFE coupons are as follows:

  • $31,550 or less for a household of one (1) 
  • $36,050  or less for a household of two (2) 
  • $40,550 or less for a household of three (3) 
  • $45,050 or less for a household of four (4) 
  • $48,700  or less for a household of five (5) 
  • $52,300 or less for a household of six (6) 


Applications for the fare subsidy coupons can be submitted at the City of Palmdale's South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES).  SAVES is located at 1002 East Avenue Q-12 in Palmdale, and can be reached at (661)267-5300. A schedule for coupon distribution will be posted on the City of Palmdale's website,

The LIFE Program

The LIFE Program, which is funded through a grant from Los Angeles Metro, is administered through the FAME Assistance Corporation, a Los Angeles-based organization that provides sustainable programs and access to needed services to over one million people annually.  Learn more at