PUBLIC NOTICE: Free Fare Program for Persons with Disabilities

PUBLIC NOTICE: Free Fare Program for Persons with Disabilities

Radford Transit If you are an individual with a disability, you may be eligible to participate in our Free Fare Program for Persons with Disabilities. The program allows persons with certain disabilities to ride Radford Transit’s fixed routes for free. All of our vehicles are wheelchair accessible.
The Federal Transit Administration specifies that people with one or more of the following circumstances qualify:
  • Receiving Medicare benefits for any reason other than age*
  • Mobility Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Ambulatory disability/Physical Impairment
  • Amputation
  • Intellectual Disability and/or other organic mental capacity impairment
*Medicare Recipients: If you have a valid Medicare card (and you are NOT 65 years of age or older), you may ride for reduced/free fare by: Applying for a Radford Transit issued ID card by completing parts I – IV of this application and attaching a copy of your Medicare card, a copy of your photo ID, and a color photo of yourself. When you ride the bus, present your Radford Transit issued ID card. If you do not have one of these conditions, you are not eligible for the Disabilities Free Fare Program. Eligibility is not based on income level or employment status. The following conditions are not eligible for reduced/free fare: pregnancy, obesity, or drug or alcohol addiction.

September 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017

All persons wishing to participate in our Free Fare Program for Persons with Disabilities will need to obtain a Radford Transit Photo ID card, following an application process, in order to receive the free fare offered on Radford Transit. Radford Transit issued photo identification cards are available by application only. Applications are located in the front of each bus, at Radford City’s Treasurer’s Office, or can be accessed online at www.radfordva.gov or www.radfordtransit.com.

Effective November 1, 2017: qualified persons must present a Radford Transit Photo ID card in order to ride fare-free.

All questions and applications are to be directed to: Melissa Skelton: Radford Transit Coordinator 10 Robertson Street Radford, VA 24141 Melissa.Skelton@radfordva.gov or by calling 540-731-3603.