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, 2026.

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 PRONTO Online Application. Read the PRONTO Online Application FAQs to learn how to change to a reduced fare card online then login to your PRONTO account to access the online application form.

Login to your PRONTO account to Request to Change to a Reduced Fare Card

YOP and MTS Access

MTS Access service is included in the YOP pilot for Access certified clients who are 18 & under.

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