Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) Reduced Fare Program (Access Badge)
For People with Disabilities, Veterans, and Senior Citizens
Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) has set forth standards for a Reduced Fare Program that will allow individuals 62 and over, individuals under the age of 62 with a Medicare card, Veterans with a card, or individuals with disabilities to receive a reduced fixed route fare. In order to minimize the process, BJCTA offers an Access Badge to riders at no cost. Replacement of lost or stolen Access Badges can be re-issued for a $5 fee. With an Access Badge:
- Riders may show badge to driver and will then be permitted to pay half fare when boarding fixed-route transit services; or
- Riders may purchase access passes at Central Station, 1701 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203.
Qualifying for Half Fare Discount
Senior citizens (age 62 and over), persons with disabilities, or Medicare Cardholders must present one of the following valid forms of identification to be eligible for reduced fares on BJCTA’s fixed route transit services:
- BJCTA Access Badge
- Medicare Card (Red White and Blue Card) with valid photo identification
Valid forms of photo identification include
- State-issued driver’s license
- State-issued identification card
- Non-expired passport
All eligible riders can receive an Access Pass ID at no cost from BJCTA, 1801 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Senior Citizens (aged 62 and older)
Senior citizens qualify for reduced fares on fixed route transit services.
Senior citizens may receive an Access Pass or Access Badge by presenting a valid photo ID card (driver's license, non-driver's ID) that shows their date of birth.
If visiting the area, senior citizens qualify for the reduced bus fare by showing a valid photo ID that includes their date of birth and address. A bus pass may also be purchased from Central Station, 1701 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203 with a valid ID.
Veterans with a Veterans ID qualify for reduced fares on BJCTA’s fixed route transit services. Veterans must present ID card when boarding or purchasing passes from Central Station, 1701 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203.
If you have a Medicare Card (Red, White, and Blue)
Persons with a Medicare card qualifying for reduced fares on BJCTA’s fixed route services. A Person must present card and a valid photo ID (driver’s license, non-driver’s ID) when boarding or purchasing passes from Central Station, 1701 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203.