MTA reminds commuters about discounts on subway, bus fares

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reminding commuters about the Fair Fares program and getting a discount on public transportation.

Faith Graham

Mar 28, 2024, 4:55 PM

Updated 24 days ago

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reminding commuters about the Fair Fares program and getting a discount on public transportation.
The program is available to New York City residents between the ages of 18-64 who meet certain income requirements. Those who qualify are eligible to ride the subway and certain buses for 50% off.
The MTA says around 327,000 New Yorkers are enrolled, yet around 1 million residents could be eligible.
Officials set up a booth in Atlantic Terminal to remind people to check their eligibility and to help them enroll.
"For some New Yorkers, $2.90 is a choice between a subway ride and maybe a medication or something else in their life that's important. So, I think what's incumbent upon us to do is make the system as affordable as possible, and I think the city is enabling that," said Richard Davey, the president of New York City Transit​.
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