Youth Wave Card
All riders 19-years of age or younger are eligible for discounted fares.
Purchase a Youth Wave Card:
- Visit our Information Center at Rapid Central Station(view hours), show proof of age (19-years of age or younger).
- Pay a one-time fee of $3 for your Youth Wave card.
- Load funds onto your Wave card online or at any of our 60+ retail locations. Find one near you at wave.ridetherapid.org.
- Tap your card on the Wave card reader and ride!
Benefits of the Youth Wave Card:
Youths are eligible for discounted fares. Student IDs are not necessary to qualify—everyone 19-years of age or younger is eligible for a Youth Wave card.
If you register a Youth Wave card online, you can easily block a lost card and transfer your balance to a new one. You may also fund and manage multiple cards for anyone in your family, all from one account.
The Rapid’s new retail network offers 60+ locations where you can reload funds on your Youth Wave card. You can also add funds online and at Rapid Central Station. Find a location near you here.
The more you ride, the more you save!
Receive savings on daily and monthly passes without the commitment of the upfront cost. Wave cards use fare-capping, a pay-as-you-go fare feature. Once you hit your spending maximum, you will receive unlimited subsequent rides. (See chart below for savings)
Understanding Fare Capping
|Youth Wave card||$1.25||$2.50||$33.75|
|Adult Wave card||$1.75||$3.50||$47.00|
Fare capping resets automatically on the first day of every month.