Reduced Fare Transit Photo ID Card Application

Program for Senior Citizens (65 years or older) or Persons with a Qualifying Disability

All Applicants: Complete either the Senior Citizen  Application or the Persons with Disability Application.

Application Procedure

Include with the completed APPLICATION:

  • Your photo with your name printed on back.
  • Check with signers address imprinted on it or money order payable to CTtransit. NOTE: There is an application charge of $5.00 to issue a first photo I.D. card. If lost, stolen or damaged, a replacement card may be obtained with a processing fee of $10.00. Do NOT send cash.
  • Copies of documents certifying eligibility (see applications for list of accepted documents.) Applicants may redact Social Security number.

Photo guidelines:

  1. Current full-face color photo only (top of head and bottom of chin must show)
  2. Photo size 2” × 2” or 1” × 1¼”
  3. No hats or sunglasses in photo
  4. Photo must be in focus

Temporary disability cards expire one year from issue date.  If you have a temporary Reduced Fare Transit ID that has expired, complete the application for Persons with Disability and resubmit.

Mail Completed Application and Supporting Documents to:


Attn: Reduced Fare Transit ID Program

PO Box 66

Hartford, CT 06141-0066

Call (860) 200-1383 with questions about this application. Persons having a hearing and/or speech disability may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS).

Important Information

Application processing may take up to three (3) weeks. Applicants are encouraged to retain copy of application for their records.

Reduced Fare Transit Photo ID cards are not transferable and can only be used by the person to whom the card was issued.

When you receive your photo ID, do not punch holes in, bend, fold, or otherwise mutilate your card. Do not laminate your card.

Public Backed Service Expansions Now Underway!

New Bus Routes Available in New Britain, Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Stamford

When the public talks, CT transit listens.

In March of this year, the Connecticut Department of Transportation implemented new bus routes, now serving communities in New Britain, Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Stamford. These new bus routes will bolster connectivity and amplify coverage throughout central Connecticut.

“Public transit is more than just a mode of transportation; it is a lifeline that connects individuals to career opportunities, businesses to customers, and communities to growth,” said General Manager of CT transit, Thomas Stringer. “A robust public transportation system is essential for driving economic impact and supporting local businesses.”

But wait, there’s more!

This service expansion is just the beginning of a series of upcoming expansions, totaling more than $18 million, proposed by Governor Ned Lamont and supported by local legislature. These new routes will provide greater access to a broader range of employment centers and career opportunities across the region, ultimately enhancing residents' career prospects and improving their quality of life.


“This major bus service expansion is the latest effort to connect customers with critical jobs, housing, and services while expanding opportunities for Transit Oriented Development (TOD)—allowing people to live and commute with ease,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Karen Kitsis. “CTDOT is grateful for the support of Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly, which responded to customer needs by investing in the expansion of our transit system.”

These new routes were, in part, discovered through feedback from community members, frontline transit workers, and key government officials.

Public Service by the Numbers:

  • 4,300 community members surveyed online
  • 36 community events across Connecticut
  • 29 interviews with transit providers, councils of government, and transit district reps
  • 10 customer focus groups

CTDOT’s Customer Experience (CX) Action Plan team gathered this wealth of responses. Based on insights from those we serve, they lead the initiative to develop public transportation innovations throughout the state. This energized team will continue responding to the needs of the people—the customers and supporters of public transit—and propose new paths forward.


Pictured left to right: Samaia Hernandez, Alicia Leite, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, Lisa Rivers, and Karen Kitsis.

“As Connecticut works to be a leader in delivering major new transit investments, including CTfastrak and CTrail Hartford Line, we recognize the support and input of our transit providers and customers across Connecticut,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Public Transportation Bureau Chief Benjamin Limmer. “We look forward to launching new transportation services in communities across Connecticut in the months ahead.” 

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