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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 do not use a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard. Instead, their discounts are applied automatically.
  • You should get a Fair Fares NYC MetroCard in the mail within three weeks if your application is approved.

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?
Household size Yearly income
1 $18,072
2 $24,528
3 $30,984
4 $37,440
5 $43,896
6 $50,352
7 $56,808
8 $63,264
9 $69,720
10 $76,176
11 $82,632
12 $89,088
13 $95,544
14 $102,000


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.

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4. How to Apply

4. How to apply

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Last Updated January 12, 2024

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