|MET Transit One-Way Fares||Unlimited Ride Monthly Passes|
|Adults (age 19-61 yrs)||$2.00||Adult 31-Day pass (age 19-61 yrs)||$28.00|
|Youth (ages 6-18 yrs)||$1.50||Youth (age 6-18 yrs) and Student (must show valid student ID) 31-Day Pass||$21.00|
|Senior citizens (age 62 yrs and up) and Disabled citizens *||$1.00||Senior citizens (age 62 and up) Disabled citizens pass*||$12.00|
|Pre-school (under 6 yrs.)||Free||Single day pass||$4.00 / day|
* Proof of eligibility includes Medicare card or other proof.
All buses accept CASH for single-ride fare payment. Simply deposit exact change for the one-way fare when boarding the bus. If you need a transfer slip, request one from the driver.
Passes, 10-ride tickets and digital single-ride fares can be purchased online by visiting UMO Pass, by downloading the UMO Mobility app from Google Play or the Apple App Store, by contacting the the MET office at 406-657-8218, or by visiting the MET office in person. Passengers may opt to use their smartphone to pay transit fares or may use a TouchPass/UMO smartcard obtained from MET Transit (please note, Touchpass cards will continue to function with the UMO system). If you are unable to visit in person to pickup a transit smartcard, office staff are able to sell you a card over the phone and send it to you via the United States Postal Service. Purchases can also be made at City Hall. K-12 students may also purchases a smartcard or reload their pass or account balances at participating school offices; please check with your student's school to verify availability. When boarding the bus, simply touch your smart card to the card reader or hold your phone in front of the reader camera. The reader will give a green light for valid fares and a red light for invalid fares. When using your phone, please hold the phone 6 - 8 inches from the reader camera and line the barcode up in the square that will appear on the reader screen. Transfers are automatically credited to the UMO account for the transfer period.
Unlimited-Ride Passes & Fare Capping
Buying one of the various unlimited ride passes allow for unlimited rides in a defined period. A day pass allows unlimited rides in a single day while a 31-day pass allows you unlimited rides for a 31-day period. Both periods start when passes are first activated. Fare-Capping Passengers who use either the UMO Mobility app or a smartcard may choose to use the "Stored Value" option to pay single-ride fares; stored value transactions are subject to an additional benefit called "Fare Capping." Fare capping allows a rider who pays for individual one-way rides to be automatically upgraded to an unlimited ride pass once they have paid for enough rides to equal the cost of the unlimited ride pass. For example, an adult passenger who purchases two (2) one-way rides at $2.00 each would automatically be upgraded to a "Day Pass" unlimited ride pass for the duration of the day since they have already paid $4.00 for two rides (the same cost as a day pass). Another example would be a passenger who qualifies for the Senior/Disability rate paying for twelve (12) one-way rides at $1.00 each; this passenger would be upgraded to a 31-day unlimited ride pass upon reaching the $12.00 value by paying for single rides. The fare capping unlimited ride pass begins from the moment the individual makes the first single fare payment. For further information, please contact the MET at 406-657-8218.
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Discounted Fares (Seniors, Disability, Students)
All passengers age six or older must either pay the appropriate fare, or use a ride pass or transfer. Citizens who are age 62 and above or who have a disability or who are a student may qualify to ride by paying a discounted fare. Citizens of qualifying age must present proof of age (such as an ID displaying a birthdate) while students must present a valid student ID; individuals with a disability will be required to obtain a Disability Identification Card from MET Transit in order to pay the discounted cash fare or may present their Medicare card. UMO users may have their account updated to display discounted fares once verification of age, disability, or student status is complete. Proof of eligibility may be provided in person at the MET office or by completing this form and uploading a copy of the verification. If you believe you qualify for a discounted fare, you must contact the MET prior to purchasing a pass via the UMO phone application, or you will be charged the full fare rate and will only be able to buy passes at the Adult rate.
Seniors and Passengers with Disabilities
Passengers who are age 62 and above may show a valid ID indicating birth date in order to receive a discounted fare or pass. Citizens with a disability will be required to obtain a Disability Identification Card from MET Transit in order to purchase a discounted pass or pay the discounted cash fare. To verify eligibility for a Disability Identification Card, a passenger may present their Medicare card or other proof of eligibility from a medical provider or other professional in the MET Transit office.
Individuals with disability who qualify for an ID card will receive a card as shown below; this card will need to be shown when paying a cash fare. If an individual requires a replacement card, a $3.00 fee will be assessed. For individuals utilizing the TouchPass system via smartphone or smartcard, the user's account will be updated to show available discounted fare rates.
Veterans with a Service Connected Disability are eligible to ride the MET Fixed-Route buses free of charge when they show their MET issued Eligible Veteran Identification Card (shown below). In order to obtain an Eligible Veteran Identification Card, an eligible veteran must present verification of a service connected disability at the MET Office located at 1705 Monad Rd in Billings. Verification of status may include but is not limited to a VA benefits ID displaying SERVICE CONNECTED on the card; other verification of service connected disability is also acceptable. Please note, the first Eligible Veteran ID card is provided free of charge; there will be a $5.00 fee for any replacement cards issued.