All riders 18 and under can ride MTS and NCTD services for FREE through the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program.
Youth Opportunity Pass
Get a PRONTO Card
Visit the MTS Transit Store, NCTD Customer Service Center or select retail outlets* to get a PRONTO card. Cards are available at ticket machines* for $2. (*Must load a minimum of $3 at ticket machines and $5 at retail outlets.)
Download the App
Download the PRONTO mobile app and register using your email address to get a virtual PRONTO card. Then, use that same login info to track/manage your account online.
Earn As You Go
Get the best fare, every time! Tap or scan each time you ride to deduct a one-way fare. You’ll never pay more than a Day Pass in a day, or a Month Pass in a calendar month. *COASTER services not included in Earn As You Go.
Tap or Scan
Look for the purple validators at station platforms or on buses to tap your PRONTO card or scan your mobile phone QR code. It’s the only way to earn passes!
Set-Up An Account
After you get your PRONTO card, set-up an account to protect your balance if the card is lost or stolen, view your past trips, review progress towards earning a pass and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
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