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Fair Fares NYC (FFNYC) | NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)

1. How it Works

Fair Fares NYC helps low-income New Yorkers save 50% on public transportation including subway fares, eligible bus fares, and Access-A-Ride paratransit trips.

  • Options for subways and buses include Pay-Per-Ride, 7-Day (Weekly), and 30-Day (Monthly) Unlimited Ride.
  • Access-A-Ride customers get their discount applied automatically to their Access-A-Ride trips once their Fair Fares and Access-A-Ride accounts are linked.
  • You should get a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard in the mail within three weeks of approval of your application.

2. Determine your eligibility

You may be eligible if you answer yes to these questions:

  1. Do you live in New York City?
  2. Are you 18-64 years old?
  3. Do you have a household income at or below these amounts?
Family Size Income in a year Income in a month Income in a week
1 $13,590 $1,132.50 $261
2 $18,310 $1,525.83 $352
3 $23,030 $1,919.17 $443
4 $27,750 $2,312.50 $534
5 $32,470 $2,705.83 $624
6 $37,190 $3,099.17 $715
7 $41,910 $3,492.50 $806
8 $46,630 $3,885.83 $897
For each additional person, add: $4,540 $393.33 $87

 

Take a short survey to see if you might be eligible for this or 30 other programs.

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3. What you need to include

You will need documents that prove your identity, age, residency, and income. See the Fair Fares NYC List of Suggested Documentation.

You can download the ACCESS HRA mobile app to add required documents.

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4. How to Apply

4. How to apply

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Last Updated Thursday, May 5th, 1:45pm

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