Learn more about how to apply for reduced fares.
Senior Citizens age 65 or older who present a Pennsylvania Senior Citizen ID Card or a Senior ConnectCard at the time of fare payment ride free. Effective January 1, 2020, Medicare cards will not be accepted.
The Senior Citizen ConnectCard allows seniors to ride Port Authority and other public transit vehicles for free across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our Senior Citizen ConnectCard works just like a ConnectCard but does not need to be loaded with stored value or a pass. Simply tap your card at the fare box and be on your way.
Port Authority will continue to accept blue or yellow PA Senior Transit ID cards indefinitely.
Any of these documents is acceptable as valid proof of age:
|Photo driver's license|
|Armed Forces discharge or separation papers|
|Passport or Naturalization papers|
|Pennsylvania ID card|
|A statement of age from the U.S. Social Security Administration|
If you apply at the Downtown Service Center, you will receive your Senior Citizen ConnectCard immediately. If you apply at another location, your Senior Citizen ConnectCard will be mailed to that location where you can pick it up after receiving a letter in the mail.
Apply for a Senior Citizen ConnectCard at the following locations:
|Port Authority's Downtown Service Center||623 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222||412-442-2000|
|Rep. Dan Deasy||436 South Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220||412-928-9514|
|Rep. Sara Innamorato||5154 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201||412-781-2750|
|Rep. Ed Gainey||100 Sheridan Square, 3rd Fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15206||412-665-5502|
|Rep. Harry Readshaw||1917 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210||412-881-4208|
|Rep. Anita Kulik||1350 Fifth Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108||412-264-4260|
|Rep. Summer Lee||501 Braddock Avenue, Suite 105, Braddock, PA 15104||412-273-3400|
|Rep. Austin Davis||627 Lysle Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132||412-664-0035|
|Sen. Wayne Fontana||524 Pine Hollow Road, McKees Rocks, PA 15136||412-344-2551|
|1039 Brookline Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15226||412-344-2551|
|Rep. Frank Dermody||333 Freeport Street, New Kensington, PA 15068||724-274-4770|
|Rep. Dan Frankel||2345 Murray Avenue, Suite 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15217||412-422-1774|
|Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr.||2015-2017 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219||412-471-7760|
|Rep. Adam Ravenstahl||3689 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212||412-321-5523|
|Rep. Lori Mizgorski||4284 William Flynn Highway, Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15101||412-487-6605|
|Sen. Jay Costa||1501 Ardmore Boulevard, Suite 403, Pittsburgh, PA 15221||412-241-6690|
|314 East 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120||412-241-6690|
|2306 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210||412-241-6690|
|Rep. Brandon Markosek||Commerce Building, 4232 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146||412-856-8284|
|Rep. Dan Miller||650 Washington Road, Suite 102, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228||412-343-3870|
|Rep. Mike Turzai||125 Hillvue Lane, 1st Floor, McCandless, PA 15237||412-369-2230|
|Rep. William Kortz II||751 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard, Dravosburg, PA 15034||412-466-1940|
|Rep. Anthony DeLuca||7205 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235||412-793-2448|
|Sen. Lindsey Williams||5000 McKnight Road, Suite 405, Pittsburgh, PA 15237||412-364-0469|
|Sen. James Brewster||301 11th Street, Suite L, New Kensington, PA 15068||412-380-2242|
|3824 Northern Pike, Suite 1015, Monroeville, PA 15146||412-380-2242|
|201 Lysle Blvd. Suite 100, McKeesport, PA 15132||412-380-2242|
|Rep. Jason Ortitay||300 Old Pond Road, Suite 205A, Bridgeville, PA 15017||412-221-5110|
|Rep. Robert Matzie||1240 Merchant Street, 1st Floor, Ambridge, PA 15003||724-266-7774/412-5656-3569|
|Rep. Valerie Gaydos||1009 Beaver Grade Road, Suite 220, Moon Township, PA 15108||412-262-3780|
|Rep. Natalie Mihalek||3515 Washington Road, Suite 540, McMurray, PA 15317||724-942-2045|
|Rep. Michael Puskaric||1633 Route 51, Suite G-102, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025||412-382-2009|
|Sen. Pam Iovino||5996 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA 15136||412-788-2967|
|100 Broughton Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102||412-831-0250|
Seniors are encouraged to call their legislator for hours as they may vary.
Children Under 5
Up to four children age 5 and under can ride free with a fare-paying adult. Additional children age 5 and under will be charged a half-fare.
Children Ages 6-11
Parents and guardians of children ages 6-11 may obtain a Kid's ConnectCard for half-fare rides by applying online or bringing proof of the child's age to the Downtown Service Center.
Law Enforcement and Uniformed Personnel
The following law enforcement and municipal employees are permitted to ride free when in full uniform:
|City and municipal police, fire and paramedic personnel in full uniform and only within their municipality.|
|School crossing guards during regular school hours, in full uniform and only within their specific school district.|
|Pennsylvania State Police, Allegheny Allegheny County Deputy Sheriffs, Housing Authority Police, Allegheny County Jail Guards, Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers, Pittsburgh Public School Police, Allegheny County Deputy Coroners in full uniform.|
Pittsburgh Parking Authority meter attendants in full uniform and only within their municipality.
Riders With Disabilities
Individuals with disabilities are eligible for a Reduced Fare ConnectCard, which entitles half-fare payments. A Reduced Fare ConnectCard can be loaded with stored cash value or 10-trip blocks at any ConnectCard machine, retail location or the Downtown Service Center. If you are paying cash half fare, you will still need to tap a Reduced Fare ConnectCard to verify your eligibility.
To apply for a Reduce Fare ConnectCard, you will be asked to provide the following:
1. Reduced Transit Fare application - Please complete Part I using your personal contact information.
2. Medicare Card - If you already have a Medicare card, your physician does not need to complete Part II of the application. Simply bring your Medicare card and photo ID with you to Port Authority's Downtown Service Center to have your application processed.
If you do not have a Medicare card, you must have your treating physician complete Part II and Part III of the Reduced Transit Fare Pass Application naming your medical disability. Your treating physician must also sign the application.
3. A letter from a Treating Physician - Your physician must include a written letter on his or her letterhead. The letter should name the medical disability as listed in Part III of the application. Your physician must also sign this letter.
Attach this letter to the Reduced Transit Fare Application and return by mail or in person to:
Port Authority Downtown Service Center
623 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Only original documents will be accepted. Please do not send faxes or copies. All documents must be submitted to Port Authority's Downtown Service Center within 30 days of the date shown on the application and letter from the treating physician.
Once your application is approved:
1. You'll receive a notice in the mail at the address you provided on the application.
2. You'll be advised to visit our Downtown Service Center to pick up your new Reduced Fare ConnectCard. Please bring the notice you received and your photo ID. Port Authority's Downtown Service Center is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information regarding the application process, please call 412-255-1356.
Depending on which school you attend, there could be a discount for you. Please visit our Pass Programs page