Effective January 11, 2016
How do I qualify for a Reduced Fare
- If you are 65 years
or older, a person with a disability, or a Medicare cardholder, you qualify for
the Reduced Fare Breeze Card,
- You must present the
appropriate documentation, certifying your eligibility: such as but not limited
to; birth certificate (showing proof of age), current written documentation
from a licensed health service provider, or your Medicare card (red, white and
- In addition to the
above, you must provide a valid photo ID as proof of your identity.
Where can I apply for a Reduced Fare
must apply in person at either of the Reduced Fare Eligibility office
locations and provide the appropriate documentation
Five Points Rail Station
(Forsyth Street side of station)
30 Alabama Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
MARTA Headquarters Building
(Across from the Lindbergh Station)
2424 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Where can I obtain a Reduced Fare application?
addition to applying in person, you can download the Reduced Fare
application form, along with instructions from www.itsmarta.com; complete the customer
section and have your healthcare service provider to complete their section,
and bring in to the Reduced Fare office.
Note: In most instances, the Reduced Fare staff will be able to verify your
information during your initial visit. However, if this is not possible
(missing information, unauthorized signature, etc.), it may take up to 5
business days for your documentation to be confirmed.
What are the hours of operation for the
Reduced Fare offices?
hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM,
What is the fee to get a Reduced Fare
- The initial card is issued free
- A $2 fee will be charged for the 1st replacement of a lost or stolen card for the calendar year
- A $5 fee will be charged for the 2nd and each subsequent replacement card
Is there a Reduced Fare monthly pass?
The 30-Day (often
referred to as Monthly), 7-Day (Weekly), or other passes are not available on
the Reduced Fare Breeze card. Only One-way, round trips, multiples of 10
and 20 trips, or stored value (cash) can be loaded onto the Reduced Fare Breeze
card at the cost of $1.00 per trip.
Does MARTA offer a free card for senior
citizens and individuals with disabilities?
Can I load money to my Breeze card on
The bus fare box only accepts cash and does not provide change.
Do you have a reduced fare rate for students,
homeless or low income persons?
- MARTA does not offer
a direct reduced fare rate to students, homeless or low-income individuals.
- However, students in
kindergarten through grade 12 (who do not otherwise meet the above criteria for
MARTA’s Reduced Fare program), may contact their school administrative office
to see if the school participates in MARTA’s K-12 program.
- University, college
and technical school students should contact their school’s administrative or
Student Affairs office to see if their school participates in MARTA’s U-Pass
- Homeless and
low-income individuals should contact the Georgia Law Center (404-681-0680) to
determine their eligibility and to be connected with a qualifying agency.
When does my Reduced Fare Breeze card
If you were issued a temporary
card, your eligibility to participate in the Reduced Fare program will expire
on December 31st of the current year. If you were issued a permanent
card, your eligibility expires three (3) years from the date of issue.
Note: You can check the expiration date of your card at a
Breeze Vending Machine, or make note of the card’s expiration date, which
appears each time you tap your card at the rail station faregate, at the bus
fare box and at the Breeze Vending Machine
Will I need to re-certify or re-apply
for the Reduced Fare program at the end of the three (3) year eligibility
- Yes. Prior to the end of your
eligibility period, you must provide the appropriate documentation (as
previously outlined) to indicate that you are still eligible to
participate in the Reduced Fare program.
How do I load my Reduced Fare Card at
the Breeze Vending Machine?
the Main screen, press the letter “A” to select “MARTA” products, then
“B” to “Reload a Breeze Card”, then
your Reduced Fare Breeze Card on the ‘Blue circle’, then
Are the Breeze Vending Machines at all
the rail stations?
How do I use the Reduced Fare Breeze
- Your Reduced Fare Breeze card is to be
used each time you board a bus or enter the faregates in a rail station
- To pay your fare, simply tap your card
on the ‘blue circle’ located at the bus fare box or at the fare gate in
the rail station.
- Your Reduced Fare Breeze card must be
shown to the Bus Operator, Rail Station Agent, or other designated MARTA
employees upon each use of the Breeze card,
- Additionally, if your Reduced Fare
Breeze card is used by anyone other than you, (the customer to whom the
card was originally issued), it will be confiscated and you will be
required to wait a minimum of 30 days before receiving a replacement card.
Can I register and load my card online?
Can I use my card on Cobb County, GRTA
or Gwinnett County Buses?
- Cobb County has a
reduced fare program. For more information or to apply call (770) 427-4444.
- Gwinnett County has a
reduced fare program. For more information or to apply call (770) 822-5010.
- There are no reduced
rates for GRTA.
- If you choose to use
your MARTA Reduced Fare Breeze card for travel on Cobb, Gwinnett or GRTA, you
must have stored value (cash) loaded to your card and please note that you will
be charged the full fare rate if you have not been issued a reduced fare card
from the participating county.
Do I receive a free transfer from MARTA
to Cobb County or Gwinnett County transit?
I have additional questions, who do I
You may call the
Reduced Fare Program Eligibility office at 404-848-5112, for additional
information, during the regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday, 9:00
AM – 4:00 PM.