Aging In Place

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Senior and Disabled Reduced Fare Program

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This program allows you to pay a reduced fare on all District of Columbia bus and rail routes operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). You may show proof of age or a Metro Disabled ID Card to ride buses or purchase reduced fare passes.

Train and bus services are available for all WMATA transit routes managed by the provider. An overview of WMATA’s operations include the following:

  • Metrorail: WMATA’s train system serves 91 stations in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In Virginia, train routes operate in the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William. Within Maryland, Metrorail provides service from the counties of Montgomery and Prince George. To locate a Metrorail train stop, type your address into WMATA’s station finder.
  • Metrobus: WMATA offers over 11,500 bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The system has approximately 1,500 buses traveling across 325 routes. To find a bus that meets your travel needs use WMATA’s trip planner.

How do I apply?

If you are an older adult, you can get pay the reduced fare at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority sales offices. If you have a disability, you should obtain the Metro Disabled ID Card by contacting the Transit Accessibility Office at: (202) 962-2700. You can also apply for the Reduced Fare Program by printing and filling out the application form. The application form must be provided in person at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority office location. The program does not accept mailed or faxed forms. Please contact the program for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

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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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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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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

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