Discount Photo ID

Older adults and people with disabilities are eligible for discount fares and passes. 

Qualifying individuals must present ONE of the following forms of verification below to a Bus Operator upon boarding, and to a Customer Service Representative or METRO Pass Vendor when purchasing a discount pass:

For Older Adults (at least 62 years of age), one of the following:

  • A METRO Discount Photo ID Card (described below)
  • A METRO Paracruz ID Card
  • A Discount Photo ID Card/Paratransit ID Card issued by another transit agency
  • A Senior Citizen ID Card
  • Identification that displays date of birth (e.g. passports & birth certificates)
  • Current State Driver's License, or current State ID Card

For People with Disabilities, one of the following:

  • A METRO Discount Photo ID Card (described below)
  • A METRO Paracruz ID Card
  • A Discount Photo ID Card/Paratransit ID Card issued by another transit agency
  • A Medicare ID Card
  • A valid ID Card for a California Disabled Person Parking Placard
  • A Disabled Veteran's ID Card

METRO Discount Photo ID Cards

Card benefits:

  • Provide proof of eligibility for METRO discount fares and passes
  • Qualify to ride with attendents with no extra fare, and/or children at the discount fare
  • Qualify for the discount fares offered by other transit agencies

Where to apply:

Fees For Processing and Replacements:

  • $2.00 to process a new Photo ID Card
  • $2.00 for the first replacement of a lost card
  • $5.00 for the replacement of a lost card thereafter

Criteria for Older Adults, when applying:

  • Must be at least 62 years of age.
  • Must present ONE of the forms of identification for older adults:
    • A METRO Paracruz ID Card
    • A Discount Photo ID Card/Paratransit ID Card issued by another transit agency
    • A Senior Citizen ID Card
    • Identification that displays date of birth (e.g. passports & birth certificates)
    • Current State Driver's License, or current State ID Card

Criteria for People with Disabilities, when applying:

  • Must either present ONE of the forms of identification for people with disabilities:
    • A METRO Paracruz ID Card
    • A Discount Photo ID Card/Paratransit ID Card issued by another transit agency
    • A Medicare ID Card
    • A valid ID Card for a California Disabled Person Parking Placard
    • A Disabled Veteran's ID Card
  • Or must present a completed Professional Verification of Disability Status form
    • The form must be completed by a medical practitioner or other professional, verifying your disability.
    • How to Obtain the Application Forms:

    • Attendants:

      • People with disabilities who require an attendant are only required to pay one discount rate fare
      • To qualify, your application form must indicate that you need an attendant
      • A "green dot" will then be placed on your Discount Photo ID Card that allows you to receive this benefit
    • Children:

      • Children (through age 17) may ride at the discount fare rate when accompanying their qualifying parents:
      • To qualify, your application form must include a completed Request for Reduced Children's Fare With Discount Fare Card Form (Attachment B)
      • A "gold C dot" will then be placed on your Discount Photo ID Card that allows you to receive this benefit