Reduced Fare ID
The Cherriots Reduced Fare ID is a card that allows you to purchase bus fares at the reduced rate. If you are a Medicare card holder, you don't need to apply for a Reduced Fare ID. Simply show your Medicare card to the bus driver when boarding the bus to pay a reduced fare, or bring your Medicare card to Customer Service, or a store that sells our passes, to purchase reduced passes.
Who is Eligible?
- Medicare card holders
- Seniors who are 60 or older (no application necessary - use your driver's license or any other proof of age ID card)
- Anyone who meets the Federal Transit Administration's definition of disabled:
"Any individual who, by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction, or other permanent or temporary disability, are unable, without special facilities or special planning or design, to utilize mass transportation and services as effectively as persons who are not so affected."
Eligibility can be either permanent or temporary.
Permanent: any impairment expected to last a lifetime that impairs a person's ability to ride a bus.
Temporary: any impairment expected to last three to 12 months.
Fill in the application and bring it, along with a photo ID, to Cherriots Customer Service, 220 High Street NE, Salem. To have an application mailed or faxed to you, please call us at 503-588-BUSS (2877).
If you meet the requirements, a Reduced Fare ID card will be created with your picture. No charge will be made for the original card, but replacements for lost or stolen cards are $5.