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SENIOR CITIZENS

Senior citizens, 65 years and older, can ride for approximately one-third the regular fare on Local Bus, Light Rail and Metro Subway, and approximately one-half the regular fare on MARC Train service. 
 
Eligibility for Senior/Disability Reduced Fares:

Senior citizens (age 65+), Persons with Disabilities, and Medicare Cardholders must show one of the following to be eligible for reduced fares on MTA transit services:
·        a valid MTA Senior/Disability photo ID card, OR
·        any valid government issued photo ID with proof of age, OR
·        a valid disability ID from another transit agency and any valid government issued photo ID, OR
·        a Medicare card and any valid government issued photo ID.
 
Senior photo ID cards are issued at the MTA Reduced Fare Certification Office located in the lobby of 6 St. Paul St. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Senior photo ID cards are also issued at various locations throughout the MTA service area.

Click [here]  for current list or locations.

For further information , email the MTA or call the Reduced fare Certification Office at 410-767-3441, TTY 410-333-2051 for people who are hearing and/or speech impaired.  

 The one way Senior Reduced Fare is 55 cents. A Senior Day Pass is available for core services (Local Bus, Light Rail, Metro Subway and Neighborhood Shuttle Bus). This Day Pass allows seniors to ride all day for $1.20. Express and premium charges apply. Reduced fare Monthly Passes are also available for $16.50. The passes must be used with a valid MTA photo Senior ID card.  

Click [here]  for the Application form for the Reduced Fare Certification Program.


There are seats in the front of each bus as well as on the Light Rail and Metro subway that are designated as priority seats for seniors and people with disabilities. The MTA requires that these seats be made available to eligible customers upon request.