Senior and Disabled Half price fares

Is administrated by Sunline Transit Palm Springs to Coachella Valley

Half-Fare Programs

Do You Qualify?

SunLine Transit Agency has established a Half-Fare program based on the Federal Transit Administrations guidelines. This program is for seniors 60 years or older, or persons with disabilities who are able to ride SunLines fixed routes on SunBus.

To qualify for the Senior Half-Fare I.D. card, the applicant must present current
(not expired) governmentissued photo identification as proof of age.

To qualify for the Disabled/Medicare Half-Fare I.D. card, the applicant must present current (not expired) government-issued photo identification and one of the following:

PLEASE NOTE:  Address on proof of identity must match address on proof of disability

To apply for this program, submit the completed Half FareProgram Application in person by visiting our Thousand Palms Administrative Office located at 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms, CA, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  You must bring current proof of age or disability.  A photo will be taken. Applicants may also call Customer Service at 1-800-347-8628 to inquire about our Community Outreach dates and locations.

If you meet the eligibility requirements for the program, your I.D. card will be mailed to you at the address provided on the application.

If you are determined ineligible, a letter stating that determination will be mailed to you.

COST: The Half-Fare I.D. card is FREE.  Should you lose your card there will be a $10.00 replacement fee.


BE PREPARED to show your SunLine Half-Fare I.D. to buy passes or pay to ride SunBus at the discounted rate.

Fraudulently obtaining, copying or using identification cards to ride the bus at a reduced rate is a crime and will be prosecuted according to appropriate federal and state law.

The Federal Transit Administrations (FTA) definition for an elderly person is any individual 65+ years and/or issued a Medicare card pursuant to Title II or Title XVII of the Social Security Act.  Please note that SunLines definition for an elderly person is 60+ years.