Note: You must be enrolled in Fair Fares NYC in order to receive a discount on Access-A-Ride trips. Check your eligibility and apply at nyc.gov/fairfares.
Your enrollment in Fair Fares NYC can provide you with 50% off MTA Access-A-Ride (AAR) paratransit trips!
Check your eligibility on the nyc.gov/fairfares homepage, then apply at nyc.gov/accessfairfares. You will need to include your Access-A-Ride ID number as part of your application. You can check your application status at nyc.gov/accessfairfares.
If your application is approved, you will be able to use the Fair Fares NYC discount on Access-a-Ride on trips booked starting 3 calendar days after the MTA verifies that you are an Access-A-Ride customer.
If you are already a Fair Fares NYC customer enrolled in Access-A-Ride, you can activate the Access-A-Ride discount by logging in to nyc.gov/accessfairfares and updating your account.
Once your Access-A-Ride and Fair Fares NYC accounts are successfully linked, you will only pay half-fare for all Access-A-Ride trips you take, as long as you remain eligible for both programs.
Learn more about Access-A-Ride (AAR) paratransit services and how to apply
Note: Access-A-Ride vehicles will not accept your Fair Fares NYC MetroCard. Activating the Access-A-Ride discount will cancel your Fair Fares MetroCard, and you will be asked to return it. If your Access-A-Ride enrollment ends, you can request a new Fair Fares NYC MetroCard.
Read the Fair Fares NYC Access-A-Ride FAQ