Universal Reduced Fare Card

Dial-A-Ride is participating in the Universal Reduced Fare Card program, a pilot program between the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), MASSTrans and the Michigan Public Transportation Association (MPTA).  To be eligible for the program passengers must either a senior citizen (age 60+) or a person with an ADA disability.  

Universal Reduced Fare Card Facts

Important facts about the program: 
  • Seniors and persons with an ADA disability who have already verified their eligibility with Dial-A-Ride may participate in the program.
  • There is no additional cost to obtain a Universal Reduced Fare card.
  • To get your Universal Reduced Fare card call Dial-A-Ride at 989-837-6940.
  • The Universal Reduced Fare card can be used at participating transits throughout Michigan to allow passenger to travel at the reduced fare rate without having to verify their eligibility again.
  • The Universal Reduced Fare card is not needed if passengers are only travelling with Dial-A-Ride.
  • The Universal Reduced Fare card qualifies passengers to ride at the reduced fare rate, passengers are still responsible for paying their fare at the reduced rate.
  • Not every transit agency in Michigan is participating in the program.  Be sure to talk with your Dial-A-Ride call taker with questions about participating agencies.
  • Dial-A-Ride will also be accepting Universal Reduced Fare cards issued from other participating agencies in Michigan.  If you are a new rider with Dial-A-Ride and you have a Universal Reduced Fare Card be sure to let your call taker know when you call in to schedule your rides.