The Cherriots reduced fare ID is a card that allows you to purchase bus fares at the reduced rate.
Who is Eligible?
1. Medicare card holders
If you are a Medicare card holder, you don't need to apply for a reduced fare ID. Simply show your Medicare card to the bus driver when boarding the bus to pay a reduced fare. Bring your Medicare card to Customer Service or a store that sells our passes to purchase reduced passes.
2. Seniors who are 60 or older
If you are 60 or older, you don't need to apply for a reduced fare ID. Simply show your license or other ID card showing your age to the bus driver when boarding the bus to pay a reduced fare. Bring your license or other ID card to Customer Service or a store that sells our passes to purchase reduced passes.
3. Anyone who meets the Federal Transit Administration's definition of disability:
"Any individual who, by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction, or other permanent or temporary disability, are unable, without special facilities or special planning or design, to utilize mass transportation and services as effectively as persons who are not so affected."
Eligibility can be either permanent or temporary.
- Permanent: any impairment expected to last a lifetime that impairs a person's ability to ride a bus.
- Temporary: any impairment expected to last three to 12 months.
How to Apply
Fill out the application below and bring it, along with a photo ID, to Cherriots Customer Service, 220 High Street NE, Salem. To have an application mailed or faxed to you, please call us at 503-588-2877.
If you meet the requirements, a reduced fare ID card will be printed with your picture on it. No charge will be made for the original card, but replacements for lost or stolen cards are $5.