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Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) Program

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In 2019, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) launched the Senior Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) Program to provide older adults and riders with disabilities affordable access and education for transportation in the Puget Sound region.

The RRFP ORCA card entitles senior riders (ages 65+), riders with a disability (ages 6-64), and Medicare cardholders to $1.50 reduced fare on transit.

Goals of the Senior RRFP Program

  • Enroll newly eligible seniors in the RRFP program
  • Increase senior's capacity and knowledge surrounding the RRFP card and public transit through culturally relevant programming
  • Provide $36 voucher for ORCA e-purse or monthly pass to new RRFP card holders

What do we do?

The RRFP program at SDOT works with four community senior centers to provide culturally centered and language appropriate transit education to older adults and riders with disabilities to help navigate and provide affordable access to Seattle's public transit system with an RRFP card. Our Resource Library provides additional information about the RRFP Card and how to use it!

RRFP Partners

The RRFP program is a partnership between SDOT's Transit Access Programs, Hopelink Mobility Services, King County Metro, and four community-based organizations. Those organizations are: Asian Counselling and Referral Services (ACRS), International Drop-In Center (IDIC), South Park Senior Citizens, and Lake City Senior Center (Sound Generations).

Questions?

To see if you qualify for our program, please contact the RRFP Program Staff at the above community sites or contact the RRFP helpline below for assistance. Language support available.

Call: (206) 615-1717
Language Assistance Available: Amharic, Tigrinya, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Khmer

Transportation

Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623
684-Road@seattle.gov

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