If you're a senior citizen, person with a disability or Medicare cardholder you can enjoy greater traveling freedom and lower fares. When you ride with DART, you can save one-half of the regular one-way fare.
Who Can Use The Program?
Special rates are available for senior citizens 61 years of age or older, persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders. 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.
Where is Reduced Fare in Effect?
You can ride on DART at the reduced rate. Many other transit operators operating in the area and state also participate in the program.
When is Reduced Fare in Effect?
Senior citizens 61 and older, Medicare card holders and people with disabilities may take advantage of the reduced fare all day during service hours.
How To Ride For Less
Passengers with disabilities simply show your valid DART Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Discount Card, DMV Placard, Passport, other transit agency discount card, Birth Certificate, State or Government Issued ID Card, Delano Area Dial-A-Ride Eligibility Card or Medicare Card to the bus operator and present the appropriate fare. Senior citizens and Medicare cardholders may be asked to present additional proof of identity (i.e., another card with a photograph).
How To Apply for an DART Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Discount Card
DART Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Discount Card are available at Delano Station or by downloading the application form and mailing cetification information to: Delano Station, 1120 Glenwood Street, Delano, CA 93215. There is no charge for the card. Persons must be age 61 years old and older, have a disability or have a Medicare card to be eligible for the card and the discount.
Application Process: Please fill out the application to the best of your ability; correct Name, Address and Phone number of your physician is required, any incorrect information may cause possible delays in processing your application. DART will then contact your physician and provide them with appropriate paperwork to complete the application. If you're a person with a disability you may also obtain an application by writing or calling DART or download the application here.
Seniors and Medicare card holders only need to bring or attach proof of age or eligibility with their application to recieve the card.
Eligible applicants will receive an ID card through the mail within 21 days after applying or may obtain a card that day, when visiting Delano Station.
If You Lose Your Discount Card....
If you lose your ID card or change your address, please visit Delano Station to obtain a new one. There is no fee for replacement.