MTA Launches Online Application For Reduced-Fare MetroCards

Published on December 20, 2021, 3:56 pm
FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites 49 secs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that applying for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard is now easier. For the first time ever, seniors and people with qualifying disabilities can apply online for reduced subway and bus fares. Since the soft launch earlier this month, more than 800 people have applied for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard online. 

“Customer convenience and social equity are two key factors towards bringing riders back,” said Craig Cipriano, New York City Transit Interim President. “This online application makes it easier for seniors and customers with disabilities to pay for public transit. The early feedback has been strong, with hundreds of customers filling out applications since the launch.” 

Customers who qualify can apply at

Previously, customers interested in a Reduced-Fare MetroCard would have to apply in person by visiting the Customer Service Center in Lower Manhattan, Mobile Sales or by mail. 

The reduced fare is half the base fare. The base fare for subways and local buses is $2.75, so the reduced fare is $1.35. Reduced fares can be used on the subway and on local buses at any time. On express buses and commuter railroads, reduced fares are eligible any time excluding rush hour. To learn more about reduced fares, visit here.


Jonas Bronck is the pseudonym under which we publish and manage the content and operations of The Bronx Daily.™ | - the largest daily news publication in the borough of "the" Bronx with over 1.5 million annual readers. Publishing under the alias Jonas Bronck is our humble way of paying tribute to the person, whose name lives on in the name of our beloved borough.