Special Discounts

Half Fare Program for Persons with Disabilities

The Half Fare Program is for persons with qualifying disabilities to receive half off the cash fare on BARTA’s fixed-route bus service. Persons under age 65 with a Medicare card qualify for this program. Customers who have a Half Fare ID Card, can ride at half the cash fare all day.  A Half Fare ID card or Medicare Card must be shown to receive the cash fare discount at the time of boarding.  An application must be filled out to receive the Half Fare ID Card.  Feel free to click on the application link and email us the completed form to

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1/2 Fare Cash Fare $0.90

Senior Citizen Free Ride Program

If you are age 65 or older, you can ride FREE through the Senior Free Ride Program, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Lottery.  Eligible seniors may ride any BARTA bus route for FREE any time!  A PA Transit ID card is valid proof to ride.  A Senior Citizen Free Ride Application must be completed to receive the Senior ID card to ride free.

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K-12 Student Fare

Student Fares and Discount Passes apply to grades K-12. High school students must show proof of student status to obtain the discount rate when paying cash fares. 10 Ride Student Passes and 31 Day Student passes are available for purchase.  Students must show School ID when purchasing passes in person.  If purchases are made on-line, a copy of the Student ID must be attached the first time a student pass is purchased.  If students are using the BARTA Go Mobile app, the student must visit BARTA Offices the first time to be designated as a student in their account.  Once they are designated as a student, they will be able to purchase Student Passes.

Student Cash Fare $1.00