Persons aged 65 and over, persons of disability and Medicare card holders, can ride Link Transit fixed route buses for up to one half of regular fare. To receive this fare, individuals must present either a Link Transit ID Card or a Medicare card with a photo ID to the driver when paying their fare.
ID Cards can be purchased from Link Transit for $4.00, and are available at Columbia Station. Proof of age is necessary when purchasing the card. In the case of a disabled person, the following are the acceptable forms of ID:
- Medicare card
- Washington State disabled ID Card (ID Cards issued after 2002 have a photo, prior to 2002, the cards do not have a photo).
- SSI letter with a government issued photo ID.
You may download and fill out the application for a reduced fare card by clicking here.
Individuals presenting the ID Card or Medicare card pay the following in cash fare effective July 1, 2011:
50¢ for a one-zone trip
$1.25 for a two-zone trip
Persons who are frequent riders are able to purchase monthly passes at reduced prices. Reduced fare one-zone monthly passes cost $22.50, and reduced fare two-zone monthly passes cost $52.50.
Monthly passes will be replaced by a sticker that goes on the ID card. These stickers can be purchased from Guest Services at Columbia Station Monday through Friday, from 6 AM to 6 PM.
Individuals eligible under the ADA to ride LinkPlus will be issued a LinkPlus ID Card at no cost. This card will be similar to the Senior/Disabled ID Card. However, it will allow the holder to ride regular Link Transit fixed route buses at no cost anytime.
Cash fares for LinkPlus riders are $1.50 for a one-zone trip, or $3.00 for a two-zone trip. Individuals can also purchase a punchcard to be used on LinkPlus only. These punchcards are sold for $15 and can be used for one or two zone trips. Each trip is punched at one or two punches. These punchcards can be purchased from Guest Services at Columbia Station Monday through Friday, from 6 AM to 6 PM, and on Saturday from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
Individuals who have purchased a punchcard will need to have the card with them as the board the vehicle.