Individuals who qualify for Wichita Transit's Half-Fare Program are entitled to ride regular fixed-route buses for half the regular adult fare. A special Half-Fare ID card will be issued to eligible individuals who have qualified for the service by completing the application form. Wichita Transit's ID card is required and must be shown when boarding the bus in order to receive reduced fare privileges. Medicare cards are not verification of eligibility when boarding the bus.
Who is Eligible?
The Half-Fare Program is available for those individuals who are 65 years of age or older, for individuals who are Medicare card recipients, or for those who have a physical or mental disability that is verified by a licensed physician.
How do I Qualify?
Fill out the Half-Fare Program Application
Persons 65 years of age or older and/or Medicare card holders must fill out and sign Part I of the application form. Persons with disabilities who are not 65 years of age or older and do not have a Medicare card, must complete and sign Part I, and must also have a licensed physician fill out and sign Part II.
- Bring the completed and signed application form and all supporting documents (including a driver's license, a Kansas photo ID, or birth certificate) to the Transit Center at 214 S. Topeka between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The application will be processed, and your eligibility will be determined. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be issued a Half-Fare ID card.
There is no charge for the original ID card. If your card is lost or stolen, please notify the Transit Center immediately by calling 352-4801. The first replacement ID card is $2; additional replacement cards are $5. Cards used improperly will be confiscated and privileges will be revoked.
If you have any questions about the Half-Fare Program, please call 337-9475 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
This material was prepared with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grant No. DE-FG48-97R802102. However, any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the DOE.