Learn more about how to apply for reduced fares.
The Senior Citizen ConnectCard allows seniors to ride our and other public transit vehicles for free across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Children 5 and Under
Up to four children age 5 and under can ride free with a fare-paying adult. Additional children age 5 and under will be charged a half-fare.
Children Ages 6-11
Parents and guardians of children ages 6-11 may obtain a Kid's ConnectCard for half-fare rides by applying online or bringing proof of the child's age to the Downtown Service Center.
Law Enforcement and Uniformed Personnel
The following law enforcement and municipal employees are permitted to ride free when in full uniform:
|City and municipal police, fire and paramedic personnel in full uniform and only within their municipality.|
|School crossing guards during regular school hours, in full uniform and only within their specific school district.|
|Pennsylvania State Police, Allegheny Allegheny County Deputy Sheriffs, Housing Authority Police, Allegheny County Jail Guards, Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers, Pittsburgh Public School Police, Allegheny County Deputy Coroners in full uniform.|
Pittsburgh Parking Authority meter attendants in full uniform and only within their municipality.
Riders With Disabilities
Individuals with disabilities are eligible for a Reduced Fare ConnectCard, which entitles half-fare payments. A Reduced Fare ConnectCard can be loaded with stored cash value, a 7-day pass, or a 31-day pass at any ConnectCard machine, retail location or the Downtown Service Center. If you are paying cash half fare, you will still need to tap a Reduced Fare ConnectCard to verify your eligibility.
To apply for a Reduce Fare ConnectCard, you will be asked to provide the following:
1. Reduced Transit Fare application - Please complete Part I using your personal contact information.
2. Medicare Card - If you already have a Medicare card, your physician does not need to complete Part II of the application. Simply bring your Medicare card and photo ID with you to the Downtown Service Center to have your application processed.
If you do not have a Medicare card, you must have your treating physician complete Part II and Part III of the Reduced Transit Fare Pass Application naming your medical disability. Your treating physician must also sign the application.
3. A letter from a Treating Physician - Your physician must include a written letter on his or her letterhead. The letter should name the medical disability as listed in Part III of the application. Your physician must also sign this letter.
Attach this letter to the Reduced Transit Fare Application and return by mail or in person to:
Pittsburgh Regional Transit
623 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Only original documents will be accepted. Please do not send faxes or copies. All documents must be submitted to the Downtown Service Center within 30 days of the date shown on the application and letter from the treating physician.
Once your application is approved:
1. You'll receive a notice in the mail at the address you provided on the application.
2. You'll be advised to visit our Downtown Service Center to pick up your new Reduced Fare ConnectCard. Please bring the notice you received and your photo ID. The Downtown Service Center is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information regarding the application process, please call 412-255-1356.
Depending on which school you attend, there could be a discount for you. Please visit our Pass Programs page