Fair Fares NYC helps eligible New Yorkers with lower incomes manage their transportation costs by providing them with a discount MetroCard.
Using the Fair Fares NYC MetroCard, eligible New York City residents ride for HALF the regular price. Pay-Per-Ride fares, 7-day unlimited passes, and 30-day unlimited passes are all available in Fair Fares NYC.
At this time, the Fair Fares NYC program does not accept applications. You must receive a notification from the program inviting you to enroll.
Since January 4, 2019 the Department of Social Services has been contacting eligible New Yorkers who are working and receiving Cash Assistance.
The program expanded in April 2019 to include all eligible New Yorkers who are working and receiving Cash Assistance or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
The program expanded again in October 2019 to include certain CUNY students, veteran students, and NYCHA residents who meet the program's eligibility requirements.
Eligible New Yorkers will be mailed notification about how to enroll.
In January 2020, the City plans to launch an open enrollment process for all eligible New Yorkers at or below the Federal Poverty Line who don't have discounted transportation from the MTA or the City.