Discount Programs

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Discount Programs

Reduced Fares are Available for Those Who Qualify

Reduced Fares are available for all seniors 65+, individuals with disabilities, and Medicare recipients. Children 12 (twelve) years of age or younger ride free with a fare-paying adult (limit three children with each fare-paying adult). Proof of eligibility is required for all passengers using reduced fare products

Half-Fare Program

Persons aged 65+, passengers with a disability, and Medicare cardholders are eligible to pay half fare on all BCRTA U, P, and R routes and also on MTS Blue, Gold, Green and Red routes.  Upon approval of half fare program, an ID card will be issued. Card must be shown to the driver upon boarding.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Seniors over age 65 – Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Passport, or State ID Card
  • Medicare cardholder – Medicare card and photo ID
  • Difficulty boarding a transit vehicle – Doctor’s certificate with license number
  • Difficulty standing in a moving transit vehicle – Doctor’s certificate with license number
  • Unable to read informational signs/legal blindness – Doctor’s certificate with license number
  • Unable to hear directions/Average loss of 30 decibels – Doctor’s certificate with license number
  • Difficulty understanding informational signs and/or directions – Doctor’s certificate with license number
Free R Route Pass

Eligible City of Hamilton residents may receive a free 30 day rolling pass, subsidized by the City of Hamilton Community Development Block Grant Program.  Passes can be used for BCRTA fixed route services. Please call 5137855237 to check eligibility or complete a paper application.

Applicants may also submit an online request for a Free R Route Pass.  Users of the pass must submit a monthly application to renew all passes. R Route Passes are mailed to the applicant’s address of residence.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CDBG provides passes for individuals that can prove residence in the following Butler County census tracts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 105, 111.23, and 146.  Check your address here (
  • Please provide a copy of your photo I.D. If the address on your photo I.D. does not match the address you have provided you must submit another form of identification that proves residency. (utility bill, phone bill, any sort of mail that has the same address you provided)
  • Application for Free R-Route Pass

    Free passes are available to residents in low and moderate income areas of Hamilton through the generosity of Hamilton's CDBG. Please visit to see if you are in one of these areas. All questions must be answered before your application will be considered.

    To be completed by applicant or on behalf of the applicant.
  • I understand that if my application for a free pass is accepted that I must use it for personal use only. I agree not to resell it or use it in any other manner than for my personal use. I also understand that any fraudulent use of the pass will be subject to prosecution.

  • Please submit application with PROOF OF RESIDENCE and PHOTO ID to: BCRTA Passes 3045 Moser Court Hamilton, Ohio 45011 or