How Reduced Fares are Helping Lower-Income Oregonians

Feb 13, 2019

Last summer, we expanded our Honored Citizen reduced fare program to help riders who struggle to afford transit costs. Less than eight months later over 10,000 people have been approved for reduced fares.

For those who’ve enrolled, a month pass costs only $28 —72 percent less than a the cost of a non-discounted $100 month pass. The savings work out to more than $864 over the course of a year. That’s a “life-changing” amount of money, as some people who use the reduced fare have said.

Here are the stories of three riders who signed up for the program.

Mark: Street Roots vendor

Jalena: Busy parent

Stephanie: Life-changing savings

If you’re 18 to 64 years old, an Oregon resident, not already using Honored Citizen fares and your household income is less than twice the federal poverty level, you can likely ride for less. Here’s how to apply.

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