Fair Fares NYC helps low-income New Yorkers save 50% on public transportation including subway fares, eligible bus fares, and Access-A-Ride paratransit trips.
Options for subways and buses include Pay-Per-Ride, 7-Day (Weekly), and 30-Day (Monthly) Unlimited Ride.Access-A-Ride customers do not use a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard. Instead, their discounts are applied automatically.You should get a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard in the mail within three weeks if your application is approved.
You may be eligible if you answer yes to these questions:Do you live in New York City?Are you 18-64 years old?Do you have a household income at or below these amounts?Family size|Yearly income|Monthly income|Weekly income1|$14,580|$1,215|$2802|$19,720|$1,643|$3793|$24,860|$2,072|$4784|$30,000|$2,500|$5775|$35,140|$2,928|$6766|$40,280|$3,357|$7747|$45,420|$3,785|$8738|$50,560|$4,213|$972For each additional person, add:|$5,140|$428|$99
You will need documents that prove your identity, age, residency, and income. See the (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/fairfares/downloads/pdf/FF-14-E.pdf) Fair Fares NYC List of Suggested Documentation.
How to Apply
Apply online at nyc.gov/fairfares (http://nyc.gov/fairfares) and then (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/accesshramobile.page) download the ACCESS HRA mobile app (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/fairfares/contact-us/contact-us.page) to submit required documents.Apply in person at a Fair Fares NYC office.
Apply online at nyc.gov/fairfares (http://nyc.gov/fairfares) and then (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/accesshramobile.page) download the ACCESS HRA mobile app to submit required documents.
Visit an office
Visit the Fair Fares NYC website (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/fairfares/index.page) for more information about the program.Call 311 if you need help or have any questions about the Fair Fares NYC program.