SporTran Reduced Fare Program
Information & Eligibility:
The Federal Transit Administration requires agencies receiving federal funding to offer a fixed route Half Fare program to seniors, people with disabilities and individuals with Medicare cards. People with disabilities for this purpose are defined by FTA as:
“those individuals who, by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction, or other permanent or temporary incapacity or disability, including those who are non-ambulatory wheelchair-bound and those with semi-ambulatory capabilities, are unable without special facilities or special planning or design to utilize mass transportation facilities and services as effectively as persons who are not so affected.”
Having a disability does not necessarily qualify an individual for a reduced fare. Income is not a determining factor. SporTran defines senior citizens as those individuals 62 and over. Exclusions to the Reduced Fare eligibility include: pregnancy, obesity, acute or chronic alcoholism or drug addiction, contagious diseases and temporary disabilities with a duration of less than 90 days. SporTran reduced fare photo IDs are valid for 90 days and up to 3 years. A $2.00 processing fee is required.
- Complete the Reduced Fare Application. Answer all questions. Ability to pay a fare is not a determining factor.
- If you are a senior citizen age 65 or over, have a current Medicare card, or are a veteran with VA service related disability rating of 70% or greater, complete the first page of this application.
- A person with a disability that does not meet the criteria in item 2 above should fill out the reduced fare application and have their doctor complete the physician’s certification attached.
- Bring identification with proof of age, Medicare card, Physician’s Certification, or VA rating documentation to the Customer Service Office at the downtown terminal. Reduced fare ID processing hours are: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is a $2.00 processing fee.