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Go-To Cards

Go-To Card

Pay your fare with a Go-To Card that works with just one touch to a reader and can be used over and over again. Go-To Cards are accepted on all regional regular-route buses and trains, so no matter where you ride, your fare is covered.

Go-To Cards also offer balance protection if you register your cardSimply report the loss and for a small fee, you’ll receive a new card with the value remaining on your original card when it was reported lost or stolen. 

1. Which card is best for me?

Adults (ages 13-64) can buy a Go-To Card online, at 100+ retailers including all Cub Foods stores, at Metro Transit Service Centers and employers, social service agencies or schools.

> Learn about other Go-To Passes available through employers and schools
> Learn about Go-To lite Cards available through employers, schools and select retailers

If you qualify for a Reduced Fare (ages 6-12, 65+ and Medicare cardholders), complete a mail order form and include a photocopy of your ID. If you are ordering on behalf of a child without ID, the date of the child’s 13th birthday must accompany your order. You'll receive a Go-To Card that deducts the reduced fare during non-rush hours and allows you to purchase reduced-fare passes.

Customers with limited mobility or ADA certification can buy a Mobility Fares Go-To Card. Complete a mail order form and include a photocopy of a MN driver’s license or state-issued ID with an “L” or “A” endorsement. A Mobility Go-To Card deducts the mobility fare on all rides and allows you to purchase mobility passes. Learn about limited mobility certification and the application process here.

2. Choose the best fare product for you

Go-To Cards provide maximum flexibility. You can add two different types of value – stored value (up to $400), passes or both. Add value online, by phone at 612-373-3333, at Metro Transit Service Centers, any rail station ticket machine or at a Go-To Card retailer. 

Types of Value Available on Go-To Cards
Type Denominations Benefits
Stored Value $5, $10, $20, $30, $40, $50, $100 and $180

Every purchase (except $5) includes a 10% bonus. Example: Pay $20, get $22 in fare value.

Go-To Card readers automatically deduct the cash fare in effect at the time and embed a transfer. Easy!

Multi-Day Passes

• 31-Day Pass
(valid for $1.75 fare)

• 31-Day Pass
(valid for $2.25 fare)

• 31-Day Pass
(valid for $3.00 fare)

• Mobility 31-Day Pass* 

• 7-Day Pass
(valid for $2.25 fare)

Gives you unlimited rides at the corresponding fare value. 

A great value if you ride frequently. Check your transaction history.

Easy to budget.

Stored Ride Passes

• 10 Rides (valid for $2.25 fare)

• 10 Rides - Reduced Fare (valid for $3.00 fare)**

Gives you a set number of rides (each ride includes transfer) at discount.

A great value if you don't ride every day.

Easy to track.

Multi-Day Pass OR Stored Ride Pass + Stored Value Combination of one pass type AND stored value

Hop on any bus and train and automatically pay the correct fare.

Automatically embeds a transfer for the value of the last fare paid.

Best value for those who ride different types of routes or ride at varied times of day.

* $31.50 Mobility Pass is available only to persons with a Mobility Go-To Card.
** 10 Rides-Reduced Fare is available only to persons with a Reduced Go-To Card.


Multi-day passes 

31-Day Pass
Good for unlimited rides for the corresponding cash fare until midnight on the 31st day after first use.
Cash Fare Pass Price Best value when you ride:
$1.75 $59.00 34+ times/month, not including transfers
$2.25 $85.00 38+ times/month, not including transfers
$3.00 $113.50 38+ times/month, not including transfers
$ .75 $31.50* 42+ times/month, not including transfers

* $31.50 Pass is available only to persons with limited mobility, who must show proper ID for purchase and use. For information on certification, call Customer Relations at 612-373-3333.

7-Day Pass
Good for unlimited rides at the $2.25 fare until midnight on the 7th day after first use.
Cash Fare Pass Price    Best value when you ride:
    $2.25    $22.00 10+ rides per week, not including transfers

Stored ride passes 

10 Rides
Good for 10 rides at corresponding cash fare.
Cash Fare Pass Price Best value when you ride:
$2.25 $18.50 On local buses and METRO lines during non-rush hours. Multi-day passes are a better value when you ride nearly every day.
$3.00 $13.50* On bus and train routes at a $3.00 fare or below. Multi-day passes are a better value when you ride nearly every day.

* 10 Rides - Reduced Fare is available only to persons with Reduced Fare Go-To Cards, who must show proper ID for purchase and use. For more information, call Customer Relations at 612-373-3333.

 

Stored value + Pass = Maximum flexibility!

If you ride nearly every day but the time of day and routes you ride are not consistent, a pass plus stored value might offer the best value.

When you add a $59 31-Day Pass (valid for $1.75 fare) and stored value to your Go-To Card, you can ride any local bus or METRO line. If you need to pay a higher fare, your card will automatically deduct the ride from your pass then pay the remaining fare from your stored value. 

Unless you have a $113.50 31-Day Pass (valid for the $3.00 fare) or ride Northstar, it makes sense to add stored value. You'll never be caught without the correct fare!

3. Learn how to use your Go-To Card and protect its balance

The online user's guide will answer your questions about riding with a Go-To Card. The video below shows you how it works! Don't forget to register your card to protect its balance it case it is lost or stolen.


4. Make it easy and enroll in Auto Refill

Enroll in Auto Refill and never worry about running out of fares. It's easy and free. Once you're enrolled, value is added to your Go-To Card or pass from a credit card when the value gets low. You tell us how much to add and when. Learn more about Auto Refill and enroll today!

 
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