The Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount ID Card is available to persons with qualifying disabilities. You may use the card as proof of eligibility to receive discount fares on fixed-route, rail and ferry systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. It is also a Clipper card, and you can add cash value or products. Each transit agencies specific fare information and discounts can be found on their website. The RTC Program does not apply to paratransit services.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The RTC Program no longer issues cards to seniors (age 65 and over). The Senior Clipper card offers the same features and discounts, with no application fee, and does not expire. You can obtain a Senior Clipper card by mail, email and fax, or at your local transit agency.
RTC card fees are currently $3 for new and renewal cards and $5 for replacement cards.
As of January 9, 2022 there are no fees for new and renewal cards. The replacement card fee is reduced to $3.
Applications for the RTC Discount ID Card are accepted at San Francisco Bay Area transit agency locations. New applicants must go to a transit agency to have their photo taken. Check below for RTC processing locations and hours of operation. Applications are forwarded to a central processing office, where application information is verified. Qualified applicants are then mailed the new RTC card.