Seniors and persons with disabilities who wish to qualify for the Ride Free Transit benefit must apply using the Benefit Access Application and meet the eligibility requirements for benefits.

The income limits to qualify for the Ride Free Transit benefit are $27,610 for a household of one, $36,635 for a household of two, and $45,657 for a household of three.

Answers provided to the following questions are meant only to give general guidance and not legal advice. The answers do not replace legal requirements set by applicable federal or state laws and regulations.

Note: Benefit Access Application processing times are currently 4-6 weeks. For those indviduals seeking renewal of their RTA Ride Free Permit, the expiration dates have been extended. Please click here for further details. RTA Extension Release FINAL.pdfRTA Extension Release FINAL.pdf

How do I apply?
Every other year, submit a completed Benefit Access Application. Check the box for yourself (and for your spouse) in the application to indicate that you/ or you and your spouse want to apply for the transit benefit.
 
You must meet all of the requirements of the Benefit Access program. See Do I qualify?​ for details.