Fare Deal Program

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

Those 65 years-old and older are automatically eligible; proof of age is required. Medicare card holders of any age are also 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.  

Fare Deal Card Fare

Once approved, you will receive a "tap and show" smart card to ride Metro for half fare. Just tap your smart card on the target image on the farebox, show it to the operator and pay the amount shown on the farebox.

How to Apply

Reduced Fare Application

Download the application above to complete in advance or pick up and submit your Fare Deal application at the Fare Deal office (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:15 a.m. - noon and 1-4 p.m.) Customers should have all supporting documentation with them when they submit their application.

For Fare Deal information, visit:
Fare Deal Office, 7000 Montgomery Rd.
Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Hours:8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Closed noon-1 p.m. for lunch)
Call: 513-632-7540 (TDD Ohio Relay Service 800-750-0750)

Get there on Metro:
The facility is served by Rt. 4 Silverton-Blue Ash, Rt. 4 Kenwood-Blue Ash and Metro*Plus.


Fare Deal Monthly Stickers

Stickers are available for $40 per month (as of April 4, 2021) and allow unlimited rides and cover zone and transfer charges. Stickers can be purchased between the 15th of the preceding month through the 10th of the valid month via:

  • Mail-Send a check or money order made payable to SORTA to 1801 Transpark Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
  • Phone-Call 513-632-7591
  • In person- Visit the Fare Deal Office in Silverton (7000 Montgomery Rd., Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:15 - noon and 1-4 p.m.) or Metro’s downtown sales office (120 East 4th Street Downtown, open weekdays 7:00 - 5:30 p.m. Closed major holidays.)

PLEASE NOTE: Stickers are valid for the calendar month only – not 30 days from when you purchase your sticker.