Metro's Reduced Fare Program for People with Disabilities and Senior Citizens

People with Disabilities

People with disabilities who have a valid Metro Disability ID card may ride for half the peak fare on Metrorail, and for 90¢ cash, or 80¢ paying with a SmarTrip® card, on regular Metrobus routes, and for discounted fare on other participating bus service providers.

Learn more about the Reduced Fare Program for People with Disabilities (Metro Disability ID Card)

Senior Citizens (aged 65 and older)

If you are a senior citizen with a disability, you do not need to apply for the Metro Disability ID Card. As a senior citizen, you already qualify for reduced fares. Senior citizens may ride for half the peak fare on Metrorail, for 80¢ on regular Metrobus routes, and for discounted fare on other participating bus service providers.

Senior citizens may purchase a Senior SmarTrip® card or $10 discount paper Metrorail farecards and $8 Metrobus Weekly Disabled Passes by presenting a valid government-issued photo ID card (driver's license, non-driver's ID or passport) at these locations.

If you currently have a Reduced Fare SmarTrip® card, you should not purchase the new Senior SmarTrip® card unless your card is lost, stolen or damaged.

If you are a local resident, you may pay the reduced bus fare by showing the bus operator a government-issued photo ID that includes your date of birth.

If you are visiting the area, you may pay the reduced bus fare by showing the bus operator a valid government-issued photo ID that includes your date of birth and address, or purchase the $10 discount Metrorail farecard and/or the $8 Metrobus Weekly Senior Pass at one of these locations.

Advantages of a SmarTrip® Card

For the advantages of a SmarTrip® card, please see our SmarTrip® Q&A.


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