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Half Fare Program

50% Discount on Fares

If you're a senior, disabled or Medicare card holder you can enjoy greater traveling freedom and lower fares. When you ride with Porterville Transit, you can save one-half of the regular one-way fare.

Half Fare Program

Special Reduced rates are available for senior citizens (65 years of age or older), persons with disabilities and Medicare card holders. Personal Care Assistants (PCA) ride for free when proper identification is presented with the person with a disability. And you don't need to be a California resident to be eligible for the program.
You can only ride on the Porterville Transit System at the reduced rate. Many other transit companies operating in the area and state also participate in the program.
Seniors (65 and over)/Disabled/Medicare card holders may take advantage of the reduced fare during all hours of operation.
Passengers with disabilities simply show your valid Porterville Transit Reduced Fare Identification Card or Medicare card to the bus operator and present the appropriate fare. Senior citizens and Medicare card holders may be asked to present additional proof of identity (i.e. another card with photo id).

How to apply for a Porterville Transit Reduced Fare Identification Card

Senior citizens and people with disabilities who don't have a Medicare card may obtain a reduced fare ID card as follows:


Visit the City of Porterville Transit Center or online for an application, then fill out and return the completed form to:

City of Porterville
Transit Manager's Office
291 N. Main
Porterville, CA. 93257

Application Process: There are two parts to the certification process:

Part 1 - Applicant Information
    • Be sure to complete the ENTIRE application.  Incomplete applications will be returned.  Print clearly in ink and return the original application to Porterville Transit.  Copies and faxes are not accepted.
Part 2 - Health Care Professional Verification
    • You must take your completed application to your health care professional for their verification.  You must ask them to provide to you a letter stating that the information within this application is true and correct and that you are eligible for paratransit service.

Once Parts 1 and 2 are completed, return both the completed application and the letter from your health care professional to the City of Porterville for further processing.  Please allow 21 days for certification.  You will be contacted by mail of the results of your certification application.

If you're a person with a disability you may also obtain an application by writing or calling the Transit Manager's Office, (559) 782-7448 or by contacting an authorized state, county, or local agency serving people with disabilities and have the application completed and returned to Porterville Transit or mailed to the City of Porterville.

If you require a personal care assistant (PCA), this must be certified by the physician as well so that you may obtain a Porterville Transit Reduced Fare ID card for the personal care assistant (PCA).

Eligible applicants will need to have their picture taken at the Porterville Transit Center, 61 W. Oak, Porterville, Ca. to receive an ID card.

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