Regional Transit Connection Discount Card Program

Wheels participates in the Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount Card Program which allows senior citizens, people with disabilities, and certain veterans to ride at reduced fares on all Bay Area transportation systems. The Bay Area Partnership Transit Coordination Committee (PTCC) administers the Discount Card Program.

Individuals with disabilities who are applying for the RTC Discount Card and do not have a valid Medicare card or DMV placard identification card must secure a physician’s certificate of disability.

Applications [PDF] are accepted at all San Francisco Bay Area transit agency locations and then forwarded to a central office where applications are reviewed, information is verified, and a determination of eligibility is made. Eligible applicants will be mailed their RTC photo ID card within 21 days.

Upon receiving your RTC photo ID card, you are immediately eligible for reduced fares on all participating public transit systems. No additional proof of eligibility is required, but you must show the RTC photo ID card at the time you pay the fare.

Click here to read more about eligibility requirements and how to obtain a Regional Transit Discount Card. To speak to someone about the RTC program, call 5-1-1.