All High School Students Ride Free on Topeka Metro with Valid ID

TOPEKA, KAN. (JULY 20, 2023) – The Topeka Metro board of directors has approved for the 2023-24 academic year, that all high school students with a valid student ID can ride fixed bus routes for free. Paratransit users will need to apply for eligibility.


“Topeka Metro considers providing transportation an essential service and that includes getting students to school,” said Bob Nugent, Topeka Metro General Manager. "By providing their own school ID, the student can just hop on the Metro bus and take which route they need to travel to school, work, home, or elsewhere within our route system. We will work diligently to make sure that students, parents or caregivers are aware of this opportunity."


To ride free, high school students will only need to present their valid student ID for the 2023-24 school year.


Nugent said, "We want to remind everyone that the Kids Ride FREE! promotion for youth 18 and under is still in effect until Tuesday, August 15, 2023."