Reduced Fare Program
Customers having a disability that meets the definition established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can ride BCTA fixed route services at half fare, rounded to the lower nickel! This program is also in effect all day, every day.
To become eligible, a customer must fill out a brief application and have their disability verified in writing by their doctor or other designated medical service provider. The completed application is then presented at the Rochester Transportation Center, where the customer receives a reduced fare identification card. This identification card can be displayed to the driver upon boarding to take advantage of this program.
Also, any passenger with a Medicare card may simply present his or her Medicare card at the Rochester Transportation Center to receive a reduced fare identification card.
As with the free senior transit program, this card can also be used to receive reduced fare transportation on BCTA’s DART system, and is valid on all transit systems in Pennsylvania, so it can be used when visiting Pittsburgh or traveling across the state.
Customers with temporary disabilities can still be eligible for this program; however, they will be issued an identification card that expires on the date indicated by their physician as their temporary disability’s anticipated end date.
We’re sorry, but the reduced fare program does not entitle a rider to purchase already-discounted passes and tickets at half price. For example, a regular rider with a qualified disability may purchase a 31-day pass at the same discount all customers receive, or use their reduced fare ID card to travel at half fare, but may not purchase the 31-day pass at half price.
BCTA will re-issue one replacement Reduced Fare Transit Card per each completed physician’s certification of disability form. If a secondary replacement card is requested, a new physician’s certification form will be required.