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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Reduced Fares for Seniors

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This program offers discounted fares for VTA buses and light rail if you are 65 years of age or older, you have a disability, or you have Medicare. You can get reduced fare for single rides, day, month, annual, or light rail passes. In some cases the senior reduced fare passes are only available if you use a Senior Clipper card. A Clipper Card is a re-loadable fare card. Persons with disabilities can get a Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount Card, a version of the Clipper card. You can use that card to buy discounted fares for VTA as well as other regional transit systems. You may also be able to use it as proof of a disability with transit agencies that don’t accept Clipper cards. You don’t need to be a San Diego resident to use the discount.


How do I apply?

To pay a reduced fare based on your age for a single ride on the bus or light rail, you can pay in cash and present proof of age. To get a Senior Clipper Card, you can print and fill out the application form and submit it according to the directions on the form.

To get an RTC card, you will need to apply in person and pay a fee. For the RTC card, you will need to show eligibility. For more information, call or visit your local office.

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Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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