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NYC Fair Fares

Published on August 10, 2023 by Leslie Bailey

The NYC Fair Fares program provides a 50% discount on public transportation to eligible low-income New Yorkers.

New York City (NYC) residents may be eligible for Fair Fares NYC if they are:

  • Between (and including) the ages of 18 and 64;

  • In a household that meets the income guidelines (100% FPL) for the Fair Fares NYC program;

  • Not receiving full carfare from the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration (DSS/HRA) or any other NYC agency; and,

  • Not currently participating or eligible to participate in any other transportation discount program.

To use Fair Fares, eligible individuals will receive a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard which can be used on the subway and eligible bus fares.  Pay-Per-Ride, 7-Day (Weekly) and 30-Day (Monthly) Unlimited Ride options are all available for those using the Fair Fares MetroCard on subways and eligible buses.

Benefits Plus Online Subscribers can learn more about Fair Fares under Support Services, Transportation Services, Fair Fares.

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