Half Fare

BAT’S HALF FARE PROGRAM

 

You are eligible to ride the bus for half-fare if you have a Medicare card and/or if you are over 60 years of age.  You may show the driver a valid medicare card, or show a valid State ID with proof of age and pay cash on board.

 

OR, You may obtain a half fare CharlieCard through BAT, call Customer Service at 508-638-5920 for more information.

 

Applicants who meet one of the criteria below are automatically eligible for a Transportation Access Pass CharlieCard. Please call Customer Service at 508-638-5939 to get an application.  Or stop by the Customer Service office at the BAT Centre at 10 Comercial St. Brockton, MA 02302.

Application may be subject to submission depending upon documentation presented

  • Medicare Card Holder/Part A & B: Please present your Red, White, and Blue Medicare Card at the time of visit. (No Photocopies)
  • Recipient of SSI or SSDI: Present a copy of a recent award letter from Social Security.
  •  Current customer of Dial-a-Bat
  • Veteran with a disability rating 70% or greater: Present Benefits Summary Letter on Veterans Administration letterhead, signed by a Veteran’s Service Officer, specifying disability rating.
  •  Clients of the following agencies: Present original letter on agency letterhead, signed by a from authorized agency representative verifying status as current client.
    • DMH/Department of Mental Health (including DMH vendors)
    • DDS/Department of Developmental Services
    • MRC/Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

 

  If the above criteria does not apply, you may still be eligible for a TAP CharlieCard.  The TAP CharlieCard is issued to applicants with disabilities who find it moderately/severely difficult to wait for a bus, hear announcements, read visual signs, understand and/or follow directions, board the correct bus, maintain stamina, function well in crowds, walk certain distances to transfer between transit modes, etc. NOTE: A person is not considered transportation disabled if his/her sole incapacity or disability is pregnancy, obesity, impairment due to drugs/alcohol or controlled epilepsy. The TAP CharlieCard IS NOT ISSUED based on applicant’s income level.  Please call Customer Service at 508-638-5939 to get an application.  Ore stop by the Customer Service office at the BAT Centre at 10 Comercial St. Brockton, MA 02302.