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 include:
  • 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.

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 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.

PLEASE NOTE: New Fare Deal cards with extended eligibility were mailed out to current Fare Deal customers between March and April 2019. The new cards, which replace the old Fare Deal cards beginning May 1, 2019, have a vertical orientation.

Fare Deal monthly stickers:

Stickers are available for $38.50 per month 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 – by sending a check or money order made payable to SORTA to 1801 Transpark Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 or
-Phone – by calling 513-632-7591 or
-In person – at the Silverton office or Metro’s downtown sales office, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

Application Information
Fare Deal applications may be picked up and submitted at the Fare Deal office (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:15 a.m. - noon and 1-4 p.m.) or at Metro's sales office (on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday each month from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – noon). Customers should have all supporting documentation with them when they submit their application.

All forms under each category are required
Application available here for:
If you are a person who is on Medicare.

For information about changes made to the Fare Deal program in April 2019, see our FAQs.

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