Buying Reduced Fare Passes with the rideRTC app
The rideRTC app makes it easy to buy your passes from your phone.
- Download the app and set up an account
- Click on the “Profile” button under the “Utilities” menu in the upper right-hand corner
- Next, click on the “My Discounts” button
- Enter a Reduced Pass ID number, which can be found on your Reduced Fare ID card.
If you do not have a Reduced Fare ID card, you will need to apply for one. See details below.
Reduced fares are also available for purchase with the Transit or Uber app.
There are three steps customers with Reduced Fare I.D., Veterans I.D. and Mobility Trained I.D. will need to follow when boarding.
- First, show the transit operator the RTC-issued I.D. card to prove eligibility for the reduced fare rate.
- Second, swipe the pass to pay fare or insert money in to the farebox. (Paratransit customers would skip this step.)
- Third, tap your RTC-issued I.D. card on the electronic validator
For customers that have their I.D. card linked to their account on the rideRTC app, bypass the step of showing the transit operator the I.D. Instead, just scan your phone on the validator to pay the fare. If you have additional questions about the process, call our Customer Service team at 702-228-7433 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week.
Tap Card Instructions
Tap Card Instructions
Eligible riders may apply for the RTC reduced fare ID card at the Bonneville Transit Center located on the southwest corner of Casino Center Boulevard at 101 E. Bonneville Avenue. You must bring an approved form of identification in order to prove eligibility.
Below are the required forms of identification to prove eligibility:
Medicare card and/or a valid driver license or non-driver photo ID card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Veterans ID Card from the Veterans Administration (VA), or DC Papers (DD214), or Military Retiree ID Card (if applicable), and Valid Nevada ID i.e. Nevada Driver’s License or state issued ID card. Get more information on the Veterans Reduced Fare Program.
Medicare Card Holders:
Medicare card and a valid driver license or non-drivers photo ID card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Youths (6-17 years):
Birth certificate, valid drivers license or non-driver photo ID card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Students may present a current student ID card at the time of boarding.
Medicare card or a signed letter no more than 3 months old (original document only) from a physician stating the individual is disabled and the time period of the disability accompanied by a valid driver license or non-driver photo ID card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Visitors or New Residents:
A valid reduced-fare eligibility card from another transit system.
The online application is available for new applicants and card renewals for: Seniors (60+), Nevada Veterans, and Medicare Card Holders. *Lost or replacement cards are not available through the online application.
Fill out the application below.
Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) are permitted to ride free of charge providing the customer has either a fixed-route reduced fare card or a Paratransit ID Card from RTC or another transit agency certifying that the customer requires a PCA to ride.