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 the bus for FREE anytime, on any route.
A PA Department of Transportation Senior Citizen ID Card is valid identification.
To obtain a PA Senior Transit ID card a brief application must be filled out.
A copy of proof of age is required to receive the ID card. The following are the acceptable proof of age documents:
Valid Driver’s License
Armed Forces Discharge or Separation Papers
Passport or Naturalization Papers
Statement of Age Verification (issued by Social Security Office)
PennDot non-drivers license
Veteran’s Universal Access Card
Resident Alien Card
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About Find My Ride Apply
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers this online eligibility service for people to apply for programs that provide transportation assistance throughout the commonwealth. These programs mainly help seniors, persons with disabilities, and people needing assistance getting to medical appointments, but other groups of people may also be covered depending on where they live and their needs. The service works by asking applicants a series of questions about themselves and their needs and then sends the responses directly to the appropriate transportation provider. The transportation provider may then request additional information before approving the application for service. The application process does not cost anything, but you may be charged a per-trip fee or fare for the transportation services. The transportation provider will discuss any required fares with you when you schedule service with them.
Don’t want to use Find My Ride Apply? Click on the application link below and email us the completed form with a scanned copy of proof of age. firstname.lastname@example.org
An application can also be mailed to you or you can fill one out at BARTA Offices. Once completed, please mail the application and copy of proof of age to BARTA, 1700 North 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604.