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Ride Free Transit Benefit

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.

Note:  Use of the word spouse also includes a civil union partner. 

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.

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.

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

When can I use my benefit?

The Ride Free Transit benefit will be available to the transit district the following day you are approved.  You will be able to print a certificate stating that you are eligible for the free ride.  Once eligible, you must contact your local public transit system to find out what their requirements are in order for you to receive the free ride benefit.