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Half-Fare Program

Eligible individuals with disabilities and persons 65 years of age and older are able to ride CAT fixed routes for half-fare at any time. To be eligible for half-fare, an individual must satisfy ONE of the following conditions when first boarding the bus:

  • Present a Medicare Health Insurance Card issued pursuant to Sections II and XVIII of the Social Security Act.
  • Present a CAT half-fare ID card issued after April 1, 1998. Interested individuals may call (912) 233-5767 to obtain an eligibility form for the half-fare program, print the form using one of the links below, or visit the Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center at 610 West Oglethorpe Avenue to get a form in person.
  • An individual who is using a wheelchair may ride for half-fare without presenting an ID card.

How To Apply

CAT half-fare applications are available for download here in Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed on your system, you may download it at no charge here.

Please choose the appropriate eligibility application below, print, and complete it as required. Individuals must return the completed eligibility form in person to the Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center at 610 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401.

There is a $3.00 non-refundable processing fee.

Disability Application:

CAT has a half-fare program for eligible persons with disabilities and has developed eligibility criteria for this program based on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) definition. Use this form for eligibility information and application submission or visit one of our locations to obtain a hard copy: CAT Half-Fare Application – Disability.

Elderly Application:

CAT has a half-fare program for eligible elderly persons and has developed eligibility criteria for this program based on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) definition.  An “elderly person” means any individual who is 65 years of age or over. A Medicare card issued to the individual pursuant to Title II or Title XVIII of the Social Security Act may be used to ride CAT fixed-route service for half-fare at any time. Simply show your Medicare card to the operator when boarding the bus. If you do not have a Medicare card, use this form for eligibility information and application submission or visit one of our locations to obtain a hard copy: CAT Half-Fare Application – Elderly.