Westchester County

Disabled Riders

Disabled Riders

Wheel chairYou can use either coins or MetroCard – but not dollar bills – on Westchester Bee-Line buses. If you use coins, the bus fare is $2.50 including one transfer. With MetroCard, the reduced fare is still $1.25 per ride, but further discounts are available by using multi-trip cards and you have the convenience of not carrying exact change.

For disabled riders who take the express bus to New York City, the fare is now just $3.75, coins or MetroCard. Refer to the full fare schedule.

MetroCard FAQs

Q: Do I need a MetroCard to ride the Bee-Line bus?
A:
No.You can continue to use coins with your Half-Fare ID card but not dollar bills. The cash fare is $2.50 for a ride and includes a free transfer.

Q: How do I get reduced fares?
A:
When you get a Reduced Fare MetroCard, you pay $1.25 a ride and get a free transfer to another Bee-Line local bus or to a NYC subway or bus. If you buy a multi-trip Metrocard, you get discounts.

Q: What is a Reduced Fare MetroCard?
A:
It is a photo ID card that is available to people with qualifying disabilities and can also be used to pay for rides at reduced rates.

Q: Why should I use MetroCard?
A: You won't need exact change. You'll get free transfers from Bee-Line buses to New York City subways or buses.  Plus, you get more bonuses and discounts.

Q: How do I get bonuses?
A:
Effective March 3, 2013 if you put $5 or more on the “Pay-Per-Ride” Reduced Fare MetroCard, you get an 5 percent bonus.

Q: How do I get other discounts?
A:
The “Unlimited Rider" Reduced Fare MetroCard gives you any number of rides for a specific time period. Effective March 3, 2013, you pay $15.00 for 7 days or $56.00 for 30 days.   

Q: How do I get a Reduced Fare MetroCard?
A: You need to get an application. You can call MetroCard at (800) METROCARD, the Bee-Line at (914) 813-7777 or visit MTA MetroCard online. If you apply by mail, the application must be notarized. 

Q: Can I apply for a Reduced Fare MetroCard in person?
A:
Yes -- on a special MetroCard van which makes scheduled visits to Westchester locations. You will need to bring with you a completed application which must be signed by a physician or other appropriate licensed heath care professional.