Access Transit Low-Income Fare Programs
We recognize access to public transit is access to opportunity, so we've established Access Transit fare programs. The programs help low-income individuals access transit and offset fare increases.
We set aside a total of $1.5 million for these programs to mitigate impacts of fare increases on low-income riders. Through these programs, we provide fares to non-profits and community-based organizations at a lower cost or at no cost, which they then distribute to their low-income clients.
Previously the Low-Income Mitigation Program
The Fare Assistance Program provides fares to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations at a reduced cost.
Grants of up to $30,000 in the form of fares are available to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit and community-based organizations. These grants are not to replace existing resources used to purchase fares through the program, rather, this program will increase the assistance an organization can provide to low-income recipients.