Reduced Fare Programs
Senior Reduced Fare Permit
Seniors (age 65 and older) can ride MetroBus and MetroLink for 1/2 price! You must have a Senior Reduced Fare Permit to ride for half price. Obtaining a permit is easy and FREE, all you need is:
- Government issued picture identification card verifying your age (age 65 and older)
Acceptable forms of identification include a state vehicle driver's license, state ID, passport or alien registration card.
- Apply in person at the MetroRide Store (701 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101) or at one of our mobile registration events.
To learn more about our mobile events or to inquire about setting one up in your area please call 314-231-2345. Because a photo is taken as part of the Reduced Fare Permit seniors must apply in person. Effective January 1, 2009, seniors age 65 and older will need to show their Metro Reduced Fare Permit as proof of their eligibility to ride for half price.
The MetroRide Store Illinois Residents
Senior Reduced Fare Permits are issued from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Downtown MetroRide Store located at 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis Missouri 63101 at the corner of 7th and Washington (inside America’s Center). Seniors can reach The MetroRide Store from the Convention Center MetroLink Station and MetroBus #99 Downtown Trolley. The MetroRide Store can be reached directly by calling 314-982-1495.
Those 65 and over, or those with disabilities, living in selected townships of Madison County Illinois and selected townships in St. Clair County Illinois ride Metro for free with the following passes thanks to special transit funding provided by the State of Illinois.
Reduced Fare for Individuals with Disabilities
Metro also offers reduced fare rates to qualified individuals with disabilities who wish to use MetroBus and MetroLink services. These individuals must have a Fixed Route Reduced Fare Permit.
Metro Call-A-Ride services are available to individuals with disabilities who are unable to use the available MetroBus and MetroLink services. These individuals must have an ADA Paratransit Reduced Fare Permit.
An individual with a disability who is also a senior and only uses MetroBus or MetroLink may obtain and use the Metro Reduced Fare Permit for Seniors. Metro's ADA Services department must determine eligibility for Fixed Route or ADA Paratransit Reduced Fare Permits for customers who have not yet reached the age of 65. These two types of permits are not available at the MetroRide Store.
For information or to request an application, please call the ADA Services Department 314- 982-1510 located at the Metro Transit Access Center at 317 DeBaliviere Ave. near the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station.