Apply On Feb. 29 For Discounted Fares
In an effort to provide more accessible service to seniors and disabled residents, the MTA New York City Transit will be bringing its MetroCard van to locations in Glendale and Howard Beach later this month, State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo announced.
A specially-equipped MetroCard Van will park on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Howard Beach Senior Center, located at 156-45 84th St., and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Stop and Shop supermarket, located at 64-66 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale.
MetroCard Mobile Sales staff will assist residents 65+ and disabled customers in applying for Reduced Fare MetroCards. All customers may purchase and/or refill MetroCards; report a lost or stolen card; or have a damaged MetroCard replaced on-site.
Seniors applying for a reduced- fare MetroCard will need to bring at least two types of identification to the MetroCard bus: Medicare card, Social Security card, birth certificate, driver’s license or a non-driver identification card. A photographer is available on MetroCard buses to complete applications on-site, free of charge.
Disabled passengers can get an application on-site, which they must then have completed by their physician, acknowledging their disability.
For more information, call Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at 1-718-738-1111 or his Middle Village office at 1-718-497-1630.