MTA will start accepting IDNYC applications for reduced fare benefits


New Yorkers will now be able to apply for reduced transit fares using an IDNYC municipal identification card, potentially opening up half-price fares for scores of low-income and immigrant New Yorkers, the MTA announced on Thursday.

The announcement means those with an IDNYC — which is available to anyone over 10 years of age who supplies proof of residency, regardless of their immigration status — can apply for the MTA’s half-price fares on subways and buses available to seniors and people with disabilities. The move also allows passengers on Access-a-Ride, a subscription service for disabled New Yorkers, to use IDNYC to establish their identity when boarding.