Free Muni for All Youth (18 years and younger)
The SFMTA has expanded the Free Muni for Low- and Moderate-Income Youth to all youth 18 years and younger, regardless of household income level. No application or proof of payment/Clipper card is required to ride Muni vehicles, with the exception of Cable Cars; simply get on and ride.
The pilot program is possible as a result of San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s budget proposal for FY2022, which includes $2 million to fund this program for 12 months. This program launched August 15, 2021, in conjunction with the start of the 2021-2022 school year, and will continue through August 14, 2022.
This change eliminates the requirement for families or households to submit an application with proof of age and self-certification of income.
Current Free Muni for Youth program participants no longer need to carry their Clipper card with the pass or tap when boarding vehicles, with the exception of cable car service.
Proof of payment is not required from youth who appear to be 18 years and younger.
Youth 16 and above are encouraged to carry a student ID or other form of ID for age verification. Muni fares for regular service will also be waived for students enrolled in the SFUSD’s English Learner and Special Education Services programs through the age of 22.
Current Free Muni for Youth participants can continue to use their Clipper card for free fares or request a new pass, which is also available to San Francisco youth 18 years and younger, regardless of household income.
For access in Muni Metro stations, enter at the gate closest to the station agent booth. If no one is present, the gate will open automatically.