Discounts on Public Transit
Seniors (age 65 and older) are eligible for discounted fares on SamTrans, Caltrain, and all other Bay Area public transit systems if they possess a valid photo ID, or a Medicare Card, or a Department of Motor Vehicles Disabled Placard Identification Card. The Senior Clipper Card offers the same features and discounts as the RTC card. For SamTrans, they may purchase an Eligible Discount Monthly pass, which is only available on a Clipper Card. Seniors can apply for a Senior Clipper Card at SamTrans headquarters or through the mail. The card is free and does not expire. For more information or to request an application, call SamTrans at 1-800-660-4287 (TTY650-508-6448) or visit www.samtrans.com/clipper.
RTC Discount ID Card
The Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount ID Card allows passengers (under age 65) with disabilities to ride at a discounted fare on Bay Area transit systems, including SamTrans, Caltrain, BART and Muni. The RTC Discount Card is available to qualified persons with disabilities. RTC Discount Cards are issued as “Clipper Cards”; once loaded with funds, they can be used to pay your fare on most Bay Area transit systems. Seniors can apply for a senior Clipper Card at SamTrans headquarters or through the mail. For more information or to request an application, call SamTrans at 1-800-660-4287 (TTY 650-508-6448) or visit www.samtrans.com/clipper, or www.511.org.