Beginning Tuesday, May 15, SamTrans will sell paper tickets just for riders in the Eligible Discount fare category. These tickets, sold at a discount in packages of ten for $10, can be used by customers who are 65 or older, or possess a Medicare card or current Disabled Person Placard Identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Paper tickets eliminate the need for exact change and do not have an expiration date. Each of these bright green tickets are good for one-ride and must be placed into the farebox upon boarding. Tickets can be used on all regular SamTrans bus routes and carry a local-ride value. They cannot be used to purchase day passes.
Anyone can purchase paper tickets, but the bus operator may ask for proof-of-eligibility when using one. These new tickets for Eligible Discount riders were approved for use and sale by the SamTrans Board of Directors in November 2015.
Paper tickets are available at SamTrans headquarters in San Carlos, 1250 San Carlos Ave. and at most Safeway stores in San Mateo County. They can also be purchased by mail or fax using the SamTrans ticket order form.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 71 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
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