Discount Fare Eligibility and Photo I.D. Cards

Who qualifies for a discount fare?

·         Youth (age 5-18)

·         Seniors (age 65 and over)

·         Persons with Disabilities

What do I need to show upon boarding the bus?

All passengers requesting a discount fare must present valid identification (ID) and/or proof of eligibility, upon boarding. The following are accepted as proof of eligibility:

·         A current Discount Photo ID issued by Yuba-Sutter Transit or another transit agency;

·         A driver’s license or State issued photo ID (for proof of age only); or,

·         A Medicare card presented along with a valid, State issued photo ID (for identity verification).

How do I qualify for a Discount Connect Card Photo ID?

Age: To receive a discount by virtue of age, the person requesting the card must be present and show verification of birthdate.

Disability: Persons with disabilities can receive a Discount Connect Card ID by presenting one of the following along with a photo ID:

·         A current eligibility card issued by another transit agency;

·         A Medicare card;

·         A DMV disabled placard computer printout; or

·         A Social Security disability benefits award letter.

What if I do not have any of the documents verifying my disability?

If you do not have any of the documents listed above, but feel that you should qualify for a discount fare due to a disability, print and fill out the Disabled Certification Form below and have it signed by a licensed physician or authorized representative. Once eligibility has been established, a discount Connect Card ID will be issued. 

Senior/Disabled Certification Form

What if I need a personal care attendant or companion to help me ride public transit?   

Attendants of persons with disabilities may ride free only if the photo ID of the person being attended has an attendant stamp.  The Disabled Certification Form below has a section on the second page that must be completed by a licensed physician to receive the attendant stamp.

You may arrange to bring one companion along on each ride, in addition to a personal care attendant. Additional companions may be scheduled, if space is available.  Companions must be picked up and dropped off at the same addresses.  Companions pay the same fare as the ADA-eligible passenger.  Reserve space for your companion (including children) when scheduling a trip. 

 How can I get a Discount Connect Card Photo ID?

Come by our office with the Discount Connect Card Registration Form completed or fill it out when you arrive.  Our office is located at 2100 B Street in Marysville and we are open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each weekday, excluding major holidays.

For more information or to request a Yuba-Sutter Transit Disabled Certification Form by mail, call (530) 634-6880, TTY (530) 634-6889.