Ride for half price

Fair Fares NYC (FFNYC) | NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)

Cash & Expenses Young Adult Caregiver

Fair Fares NYC helps low-income New Yorkers save 50% on public transportation including subway fares, eligible bus fares, and Access-A-Ride paratransit trips.

  • Options for subways and buses include Pay-Per-Ride, 7-Day (Weekly), and 30-Day (Monthly) Unlimited Ride.
  • Access-A-Ride customers do not use a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard. Instead, their discounts are applied automatically.
  • You should get a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard in the mail within three weeks if your application is approved.

Who is eligible

You may be eligible if you answer yes to these questions:

  1. Do you live in New York City?
  2. Are you 18-64 years old?
  3. Do you have a household income at or below these amounts?
Family size Yearly income Monthly income Weekly income
1 $14,580 $1,215 $280
2 $19,720 $1,643 $379
3 $24,860 $2,072 $478
4 $30,000 $2,500 $577
5 $35,140 $2,928 $676
6 $40,280 $3,357 $774
7 $45,420 $3,785 $873
8 $50,560 $4,213 $972
For each additional person, add: $5,140 $428 $99


What you need to apply

You will need documents that prove your identity, age, residency, and income. See the Fair Fares NYC List of Suggested Documentation.

How to apply

How to get help

  • Visit the Fair Fares NYC website for more information about the program.
  • Call 311 if you need help or have any questions about the Fair Fares NYC program.

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Updated January 31, 2023