Public Transportation Programs in Pennsylvania
Senior Free Transit
Senior Citizens, 65 and older, ride free on local fixed-route service whenever the local public transit system is operating. Schedules and hours of service are available by contacting the local public transit agency. Senior citizens must present a Commonwealth I.D. Card or a Medicare Card.
ADA Complementary Paratransit Service
Paratransit or other special service required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a complement to fixed route service that is comparable to the level of fixed route service provided to individuals without disabilities. Eligible individuals are functionally unable to use fixed route transportation because of their disability.
Persons With Disabilities Half-Fare Program
Individuals with disabilities, presenting a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Reduced Transit Fare Identification Card or a Medicare Card at the time of fare payment, ride for half-fare on fixed route transit service during non-peak periods.
Persons With Disabilities Discount Program
Persons with disabilities pay a portion (approximately 15%) of the general public fare for advance reservation, shared-ride transportation service.
Senior Discount Program
Registered Senior Citizens 65 and older pay only 15% of the general public fare for advance registration, shared-ride transportation service.
Welfare to Work Program
The Welfare to Work Program funds transportation to work and to child care for members of families whose incomes are lower than the 235th percentile of the Federal Family Poverty Income Guidelines and who are therefore eligible for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.
Programs are not available in all counties in Pennsylvania. Visit http://www.dot.state.pa.us/BPTMAP/index.htm to determine availability of each of these programs in your area.