Public Transportation Reduced Fare MetroCard Program
If you are 65 years or older, you are eligible to apply for a Reduced Fare MetroCard. With a Reduced Fare MetroCard you pay half the current fare on New York City Transit subways and local buses.
The MTA Reduced Fare MetroCard is personalized with YOUR NAME and photograph and works the same as a regular MetroCard. You can buy unlimited rides or you can pay-per-ride.
Reduced Fare can be used on:
- MTA New York City Transit subways and local buses (MTA express buses offer reduced fare during non-rush hours only)
- MTA Long Island buses
- MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad (any time except weekday rush hours) to New York City terminals