Senior & Disabled Reduced Fare Program
Any passenger requiring an ADA accessible bus must inform us no later than 48 hours prior to departure. Please contact our dispatch department at 201-225-7500 x7071 to make arrangements.
If you're a senior citizen or a person with a disability, you can enjoy greater traveling freedom and lower fares. When you ride with Community Coach, you can save one-half of the regular one-way fare. Senior citizens or people with disabilities must pay the full adult fare if he/she does not satisfy the provisions of the reduced fare program.
New Jersey Program
The New Jersey Transit program is designed to provide for rides between points within New Jersey, or between points within New Jersey and adjacent states. The program is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; however, the hours are restricted for Senior Citizens ages 62 through 64. Passengers must present both the proper identification, and the New Jersey Transit (blue) reduced fare coupon(s).
People with Disabilities and Senior Citizens age 65 and over are eligible for a reduced fare at all times and, for identification purposes, are issued an unrestricted "REDUCED FARE ID" card. The card has a magenta ink bus/train image printed on its face. The Federal Medicare card may be used as substitute identification.
Senior Citizens 62 through 64 are eligible for a reduced fare and, for identification purposes, are issued a restricted "REDUCED FARE ID" card. The restricted card does not have a bus/train image printed on its face, and includes the restricted reduced fare hours of use on the reverse side. The user is permitted to ride at a reduced fare on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and off-peak hours: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM on weekdays.
Personal assistants ride for free, provided the disabled passenger's Reduced Fare ID Card is stamped accordingly. And you don't need to be a New Jersey resident to be eligible for the program.
How to Apply for A Reduced Fare ID Card - Senior citizens and people with disabilities may obtain a Reduced Fare ID Card as follows:
- Senior Citizens - Just fill out an application at most local banks, savings and loan associations or county Offices on Aging. You must present a Social Security Card and proof of age (a birth certificate or a driver license).
- People with Disabilities - If you are a person with a disability, you must have an application completed by a physician or certifying agency and have the application returned to NJ Transit.
An application may be obtained by writing or calling the NJ Transit Reduced Fare Office or by contacting an authorized state, county, or local agency serving people with disabilities
If you require a personal assistant to ride with you, a physician must certify your need for the assistant as well, so that your Reduced Fare ID Card can be stamped accordingly.
People with visual impairments can also contact the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired at 1 (973) 648-3333. A Commission representative will fill out, certify and mail an application to NJ Transit.
Eligible applicants will receive an ID card through the mail approximately two weeks after applying.
If you lose your ID card or change your address, you can fill out an application for a duplicate card at a local bank, savings and loan association or authorized state or county agency. Or, just contact the NJ Transit Reduced Fare Office.
To Obtain Additional Information - For more information regarding the Reduced Fare Program, call or write to:
The Reduced Fare Office at NJ Transit
180 Boyden Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Monday - Friday
8:45AM - 4:15PM
To obtain information regarding lift-equipped buses, call within NJ 1 (800) 772-2287 Daily, 6AM - Midnight
People with hearing impairments requiring (TTY) service may contact 1 (800) 772-2287 Daily, 6AM - Midnight