Youth Fare-Free Policy

Effective October 1, 2022, youth 18 and under can ride Pullman Transit service (including Dial-A-Ride) for free with a valid pass. We understand it can be tough for young people to get around the city whether you're headed to a sports tryout, a part-time job, or the grocery store, now you have the power of Pullman Transit to help you reach your destination safely and on time.

Getting a Youth Pass
Youth passes are available at the following locations during business hours:

City Hall190 SE Crestview Street, Building A
Brelsford WSU Visitor Center / 150 E Spring Street

Some tips to help you get your pass free and easy:
  • The child must be present when requesting a youth pass.
  • Middle school and High school students will need a youth pass to ride for free; school ID cards will not be accepted. When requesting a youth pass, please show a valid school ID card or proof of birthdate (e.g. state ID, driver's license).
    • Pullman High School students can also request a free youth pass at the PHS front office.
Do you have more questions? We got answers. Check out the FAQ below to learn more. If you still need assistance, please call 509-334-4555.

We hope to see you riding Pullman Transit soon!

Requesting a Youth Pass

Is there a cost to get a youth pass?
No, youth passes are free for eligible individuals.
Do I need to show documentation?
Maybe. It's best to come prepared with a high school ID card, driver’s license, or other proof of birthdate. Youth appearing to meet the age requirement will not be asked for further documentation.
Can I pick up a pass for my child?
No, the child must be present when requesting a youth pass. High school students can provide proof of eligibility with a valid high school ID card or other proof of birthdate.
Do youth passes expire?
Yes, eligible youth may request a new pass each year to continue enjoying the fare-free service.
What if my pass gets lost or stolen?
Please request another youth pass at either of the following locations during business hours:

- City Hall / 190 SE Crestview Street, Building A
- Brelsford WSU Visitor Center / 150 E Spring Street

Pullman High School students can request a free youth pass at the PHS front office.
I'm unable to ride the bus due to a disability. Is there another option?
Absolutely! Eligible youth who qualify can take advantage of Pullman Transit's door-to-door service at no cost. Visit the Dial-A-Ride page to learn more and apply.

Using a Youth Pass to Ride the Bus

Can I use another form of identification in lieu of a youth pass?
No, only youth passes are accepted methods under the fare-free youth policy.
I forgot my youth pass, can I still get on the bus?
Youth unable to show a valid pass will be asked to pay bus fare. Please always carry your pass.
Do parents/guardians ride free when accompanying a child with a youth pass?
No, parents/guardians are still expected to pay bus fare or show a pass, even when riding with youth.
I'm an eligible youth who doesn't live in Pullman, can I still ride fare-free?
Yes, any eligible youth (18 and under) can ride Pullman Transit for free with a valid youth pass. Youth passes are available during business hours at:

- City Hall / 190 SE Crestview Street, Building A
- Brelsford WSU Visitor Center / 150 E Spring Street