Reduced Fare ID Card program

The Reduced Fare ID (RFID) Card enables eligible riders to receive a half-price fare. The card costs $3 and is good for 2 years.


The following groups are eligible for this card:
  • Seniors 65 and older
  • Medicare card holders
  • Active-duty military personnel
  • Riders with disabilities (see eligibility guidelines)

Students 6-18 who do not have a school ID issued by their school can also apply for an RFID card. Eligible riders must have the RFID Card with them in order to receive the reduced fare. Lost, stolen or damaged cards cost $3 to replace for the first 2 replacements. The 3rd replacement costs $6. You can replace your card at the Transit Store.

How to apply

There are several ways to get an application for an RFID Card:

How to use your RFID Card to board the bus

To use your RFID Card (or current Disability Fare Card):

1. Tap it on the target area of the farebox. Be prepared to show your ID to the bus operator, if requested.

2. Insert exact cash fare or a Stored Value Card into the top of the farebox, or swipe your pass through the card reader.

3. If needed, ask the bus operator for a Reduced Day Pass.

Questions? Call our Customer Service GO Line at 512-474-1200 or email us at