Fair Fares

The Public Engagement Unit (PEU) has been conducting ongoing outreach to spread the word about Fair Fares, a City benefit that helps New Yorkers afford their transportation costs. Along with other transit discounts, you can ride the subway for half price with Fair Fares! Check your eligibility and apply at nyc.gov/FairFares.

Using the Fair Fares NYC MetroCard, eligible New York City residents receive a 50% discount on subway and eligible bus fares, as well as MTA Access-A-Ride paratransit trips.

More than a quarter of a million New Yorkers receive the reduced-fare MetroCard benefit, saving New Yorkers more than $50 million by contributing an equal share to ridership for those low-income individuals in need. Yet, many more New Yorkers still qualify and need to enroll. That's why the Mayor's Public Engagement Unit (PEU) has been working with HRA Fair Fares to reach hundreds of thousands of these New Yorkers to support them in enrolling.

PEU sent over 280,000 texts to New Yorkers during the summer of 2022 and conducted follow-up calls and other proactive outreach to get the word out to those who qualify. PEU and HRA hosted an outreach Day of Action to connect New Yorkers across the five boroughs to Fair Fares, a City program that helps New Yorkers with low incomes manage their transportation costs.

Don't just take our word for how great Fair Fares is, hear what Mayor Adams has to say about it in the video below: