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MTA is committed to providing a public transit system that everyone can use. We have made many improvements to make our system more accessible for people with disabilities and seniors. It is our hope that information provided in this section will enable you to travel safely and comfortably within our service area.
People with Disabilities, Senior citizens (age 65+), and Medicare Cardholders must show valid IDs in one of the following categories to be eligible for reduced fares on MTA transit services:
Senior Photo ID cards are no longer issued by the MTA Reduced Fare Certification Office; however, Seniors (65 and over) may apply for a no cost Maryland Photo Identification Card at any Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Office. MTA will continue to issue Disability photo IDs.
The Reduced Fares for MTA core services (Local Bus, Light Rail, Metro Subway, and Neighborhood Shuttle Bus) are as follows: One-Way – 55 cents, Day Pass - $1.20, and Monthly Pass $16.50. There is an additional 40 cent charge for each Express Bus ride.
For further information, call or visit the MTA Certification Office at 6 Saint Paul Street (Lobby Level); Baltimore, MD 21202, telephone 410-767-3441.
The MTA Disability Reduced Fare Program Application can be found under Reduced Fares on our Forms Page
This updated application is the only application that is now accepted. Please discard all older versions.
To obtain an MTA Reduced Fare Disability ID card, an application that must be filled out by the applicant and the applicant’s health care professional is required. The application is available at the Reduced Fare Certification Office.
Applicants must return the completed application by fax (410-333-4347), by mail (MTA Reduced Fare Certification Office, 6 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202), or in person. The Disability Reduced Fare Card is not available the same day that the application is received. The applicant, if approved, will be notified when to come in to have the photo taken and ID card issued.
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Reduced Fare Certification Office at 410-767-3441, TTY 410-333-2051 for people who are hearing and/or speech impaired.
Office hours are Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.