Senior Special Citizen Program
This program allows passengers to ride PSTA’s regular bus routes for a reduced fare by presenting PSTA Special Citizen Photo ID or Government-issued Photo ID showing age. To obtain the ID, show proof that you are 65 or older at any PSTA Customer Service Center. We also accept Photo ID cards from HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority) and PCPT (Pasco County Public Transit).
Passengers may show an original red/white/blue Medicare Card to ride for a reduced fare.
Disabled Special Citizen Program
This program allows eligible individuals to ride PSTA’s regular bus routes for a reduced fare by presenting a PSTA-issued Photo ID card upon boarding. Passengers wishing to take advantage of this program must fill out an application and have a doctor certify the disability. We also accept Photo ID cards from HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority) and PCPT (Pasco County Public Transit).
The Federal Transit Act (Title 49 USC, Chapter 53, Section 5302) defines those who qualify as individuals who, because of permanent illness, injury, congenital malfunction or other incapacity (including an individual who is a wheelchair user or has semi ambulatory capability), are unable to utilize mass transportation service or a mass transportation facility without special facilities, planning or design. Such limitations must present difficulty when waiting, boarding, riding or exiting a public transit vehicle.
Individuals whose sole incapacity or disability is pregnancy, obesity, impairment due to drugs or alcohol, behavior or psychological disorders, controlled epilepsy, or vision or hearing loss that can be corrected with mechanical devices do not qualify. Financial need is not considered for program eligibility.
How to Apply
All sections of the application form must be complete; incomplete applications will be returned unprocessed. After the “Applicant Information and Release” section is completed, the application should be taken to your doctor for certification. Completed applications must be mailed to PSTA for processing; address to PSTA Special Citizen Program, 3201 Scherer Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33716
PSTA will notify you by mail whether you have been approved or denied for the program. If approved, instructions will be included for obtaining your Photo ID card.