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Metro program looks to help low-income riders

By Press Times Staff

GREEN BAY – Green Bay Metro has created a Low Income Fare Trips (LIFT) program to assist members of the community with incomes at or below 150% of National Poverty Guidelines with their transportation needs.

Set to launch in the new year, LIFT is a self-certified, low-income program that will allow eligible riders up to four day passes per month.

Riders will have the ability to use one day pass per week, on the day of their choice.

Transit Director Patricia Kiewiz said the program will initially offer 500 day passes per month and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Eligible persons:

• Must self-certify they meet the income requirements and complete the application form each month.

• May receive up to four 1-day passes per month, loaded onto a smartcard, on a first come, first served basis. Rides must all be used prior to receiving any additional day passes.

• Pick up their smartcard from the Green Bay Metro admin office Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

• Reduced Fare – Must show proof of reduced fare eligibility, such as a Medicare card, driver’s license/state ID or reduced fare ID. Full fare and reduced fare riders are eligible to apply.

LIFT passes are non-transferrable, and Green Bay Metro reserves the right to revoke participation in this program at any time. 

More information and applications can be found online at greenbaymetro.org.

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