Half-Fare Program

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 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 to Apply


Application Instructions

Download the Half-Fare Program Application Download the Half-Fare Program Application (Spanish)

Are you 65 years or older?
Are you a Medicare card holder?

Complete and sign Part I.

Do you have a disability, under the age of 65, and do not have a Medicare card?

Complete and sign Part I and have a licensed physician complete and sign Part II.​

Turn in the Application

Bring the completed and signed application form and all supporting documents (including driver's license, Kansas photo ID or birth certificate.)

Downtown Transit Center
214 S Topeka

Monday - Friday, 6am - 5pm​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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.​

Card Replacement

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 352-4801 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.​​​​​​​​