Bus Pass Program For Individuals With Disabilities

Program Description

RIPTA provides a no-fare and half-fare bus pass program for people with disabilities. The program is open to all veterans with a rating of 70% or higher from the VA. Low-income veterans are eligible for the no-fare program; those with income above the threshold are eligible for the half-fare program.


  • A Bus Pass ID Card costs $25 and is valid for 5 years.
  • Any person holding a No Fare ID can ride free on all fixed route service.
  • Any person holding a Reduced (Half) Fare ID pays half-fare during off-peak hours and full-fare during peak hours on all fixed route service.
  • Some individuals may also qualify to travel with a personal care assistant, who rides free.


  • 70% or higher VA disability rating.
  • For No-Fare Program: Income below 200% Federal Poverty levels. For 2014 (by household size), (1) $23340, (2) $31460, (3) $39580, (4) $47700.

How To Apply

  • Apply for the Bus Bass Program at Kennedy Plaza or call for more information.


  • Photo ID.
  • VA award letter showing disability rating of 70% or higher.
  • For No-Fare Program: Proof of income.

Contact Info

Bus Pass Program for Individuals with Disabilities

401-784-9500 x604

1 Kennedy Plaza

Providence, RI


Visit Bus Pass Program For Individuals With Disabilities Website