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 85¢ cash or 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 85¢ on regular Metrobus routes, and for discounted fare on other participating bus service providers.

Senior citizens may purchase a Senior SmarTrip® card to pay the reduced fare or add a Metrobus 7-Day Bus Pass to their existing Senior SmarTrip® card by presenting a valid government-issued photo ID card (driver's license, non-driver's ID or passport) at these locations.

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 SmarTrip® card and/or the $8.75 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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