Our reduced fare programs allow seniors, individuals with disabilities, and customers who possess a Medicare ID to enjoy a price break when riding Metro transit. Read below for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

Reduced Fare Programs

Seniors (aged 65+), customers with disabilities, and customers who possess a Medicare ID are eligible for our Reduced Fare Programs and enjoy a price break when riding Metro. If you have any questions about reduced fares, call the MetroStore at 314-982-1495, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On The Way With ADA

On The Way With ADA is a new pilot program that goes into effect on June 21, 2021. This program provides qualified ADA paratransit customers with free rides on MetroBus and MetroLink. Click here for more details.

Senior Reduced Fare Permits

A Senior Reduced Fare Permit allows seniors (age 65 and older) to ride MetroBus and MetroLink for only half price! Obtaining your permit is easy and free – all you need to do is apply in person at the MetroStore or at one of our mobile registration events. Please note that, because a photo is taken when you’re issued a Senior Reduced Fare Permit, you must apply in person. The MetroStore is located in downtown St. Louis at the corner of 8th & Pine St. (801 Pine Street) above the MetroLink station.

Permits are issued during normal MetroStore hours. Bring a 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. Senior Reduced Fare Permits are only available for residents of Missouri and Illinois. For more information, call the MetroStore at 314-982-1495.

To learn more about our mobile events or to inquire about having one come to your area, please call 314-982-1455.

Illinois Residents

Illinois residents who are 65 and over, or those with disabilities who are living in selected townships in Madison County, Illinois and St. Clair County, Illinois, can ride Metro at either a reduced fare or for free with the following passes, thanks to special transit funding provided by the State of Illinois.

MCT Senior Fixed Route Fare Free ID — issued by Madison County Transit and good for half fare in St. Clair County and Missouri.

SCCTD Senior Fixed Route Fare Free Pass — issued by St. Clair County Transit.

MCT ADA Fixed Route Fare Free ID — issued by Madison County Transit and good for full fare in St. Clair County and half fare in Missouri.

SCCTD Benefit Access Program (BAP) Pass — allows passholders to ride free on Illinois MetroBus and MetroLink. Eligibility determined by the State of Illinois, visit the St. Clair County Transit website for more information.

Please contact Madison County Transit or St. Clair County Transit for more information about these options.

Reduced Fare for Individuals with Disabilities

Metro also offers reduced-fare rates to qualified individuals with disabilities who use MetroBus, MetroLink or Metro Call-A-Ride services.

Metro’s ADA Services department must determine eligibility for reduced fares on fixed-route MetroLink and MetroBus service, or for ADA paratransit service on Metro Call-A-Ride. These permits are not available at the MetroStore.

For more information, please call the ADA Services Department at 314-982-1510.