Fare Deal

Attention Fare Deal customers: Current Fare Deal cards no longer valid Jan. 1
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the current Fare Deal card with the magnetic stripe will no longer be accepted by Metro’s fareboxes regardless of the expiration date printed on the swipe card.

Also effective Jan. 1, you must have a valid Fare Deal “tap and show” smart card to ride for a reduced fare.

Fare Deal smart cards
New Fare Deal smart cards are being mailed in December to all customers who have re-certified. If you have not re-certified, you must complete an application to be considered for continued eligibility.

Just tap your smart card on the target of the farebox, show it to the operator and pay your fare.

Customers with new smart cards may still purchase monthly stickers good for unlimited rides for $38.50, but effective Dec. 15, customers must have a valid smart card to purchase a Fare Deal sticker. MAIL AND PHONE ORDER SALES OF FARE DEAL STICKERS WILL BE DISCONTINUED DEC. 10, 2013.

Fare Deal office has moved
The new Fare Deal office is located at 7000 Montgomery Rd. in Silverton (the Metro/Access Eligibility and Training Center) served by Rt. 4 Silverton-Blue Ash, Rt. 4 Kenwood-Blue Ash and Metro*Plus. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. The Fare Deal office will be closed Nov. 29 and Dec. 23 - Jan. 5, reopening Jan. 6.

Complete the application below or call 632-7540 with questions.

Fare Deal identification card at farebox.Fare Deal Information

Metro's Fare Deal program allows eligible riders to obtain a Fare Deal identification card valid for half-price fares on any Metro trip.
Eligible participants include:

  • Adults 65 and older
  • Medicare card holders
  • Riders with disabilities
  • Access card holders

Older adults are automatically eligible at age 65; proof of age is required. Medicare card holders of any age also are automatically eligible.

Riders with disabilities who don't have Medicare and are not 65 must submit an application and be certified to qualify for the program. For Fare Deal information visit the Fare Deal Office at 7000 Montgomery Road, from Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 513-632-7540 (TDD Ohio Relay Service 800-750-0750) for more information.

Fare Deal monthly stickers are available for $38.50. The sticker allows for unlimited rides each month and also covers zone and transfer charges. Stickers can be purchased at Metro's sales office between the 15th of the preceding month through the 10th of the valid month. Please note: stickers are valid for the calendar month only – not 30 days from when you purchase your sticker.

Application Information

All forms under each category are required
Application available here for:

Disabled: Disabled Cover Sheet
                Fare Deal Application
                Physician Statement

Senior: Senior Cover Sheet
             Fare Deal Application

Medicare: Medicare Cover Shee
                 Fare Deal Application


Have questions about the Fare Deal program? Read our FAQ page.

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