There are definitely some perks to getting older: discounts on a host of goods and services, social security, retirement, and maybe getting to wear purple. For transit riders 65 years old and older, you can also get a Reduced Fare Permit and receive a reduced fare, which is in many cases half off the regularly priced adult price. You can ride the bus for only $1!
The catch is you need to get a Metro Reduced Fare Permit to qualify for the reduced rates. In the next month or so, Metro will be traveling across St. Louis City and St. Louis County for registration events. If you or someone you know qualifies for the permit, please let them know about our upcoming Reduced Fare Permit registration events. Click on the Google Map or follow the link to see all of the locations, dates, and times.
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Bring a government-issued picture ID for registration, and you will have your photo taken.
Can’t make one of the registration events? Seniors can sign up for the card Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 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.
Seniors can also sign up for the card Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Metro Transit Access Center located at 317 DeBaliviere Ave., within a short walk from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station.
Note: Those 65 and over living in Madison County and selected townships in St. Clair County ride Metro for free with their Reduced Fair Permit, thanks to special transit funding provided by the State of Illinois. Visit the St. Clair County Transit District for more information on their senior pass program.
Note: 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, issued through our ADA Services department.