August 22, 2016, Marysville, CA – The minimum age for senior discount fare and Dial-A-Ride service eligibility will increase from age 63 to 64 on September 1st. This change was approved in 2015 as part of a planned three-year incremental increase to ultimately match the Federal standard age of 65. The final increase to the minimum age of 65 for senior discounts will be effective next year on September 1, 2017. It’s worth noting, this change has no effect on passengers who otherwise qualify for fare discounts and Dial-A-Ride service due to a disability.
To reduce the impact of this change on our existing senior riders, anyone who has a currently valid Yuba-Sutter Transit senior eligibility photo identification card will remain eligible whether you have reached age 64 or not. If you are now 63 years old (or will be before September 1st) and have never registered for a photo ID card because you use other identification such as a driver’s license or State ID card as proof of age, you have until August 31st to get a Yuba-Sutter Transit senior ID card to maintain your senior eligibility.
Discount photo ID cards are available only at the Yuba-Sutter Transit Administrative Office in Marysville. Ride Guides reflecting the new senior age eligibility requirements will be available soon. For more information, please call Yuba-Sutter Transit at (530) 634-6880