St. Louis area older adults who are interested in saving money on Metro public transit fares or need to renew their Metro reduced fare permits, have several more opportunities to do so at five area Schnucks stores this month. A Senior Reduced Fare Permit allows Missouri adults age 65 and older to qualify for half-price tickets on the Metro transit system.
Eligible senior citizens can sign up for the Senior Reduced Fare Permit or renew their expired permits on the following dates and times at these Schnucks locations:
These special registration events are a convenient way for older adults to sign up for the permits or renew their old permits so they can ride for half price when taking Metro transit in St. Louis. The Senior Reduced Fare Permit can only be obtained in person, and older adults are required to present a government-issued photo identification card that verifies their age, such as a driver’s license, passport, state ID card or Alien Registration Card. Metro employees will take a photo and issue a permit at the event. The permits are valid for five years.
Senior Reduced Fare Permits also can be obtained at the MetroStore, located at 701 Convention Plaza (at the corner of 7th Street and Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis), Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The store is served by the Convention Center MetroLink Station and the #99 Downtown Trolley. More information about fares and Reduced Fare Permits is available at metrostlouis.org.
Representatives of senior organizations or independent living retirement communities may call 314-982-1455 to request a sign-up event at their facilities.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the Regional Freight District.