Applying for an RTC Card

Applications for the RTC Discount ID Card are accepted at San Francisco Bay Area transit agency locations. Applications are forwarded to a verifier and reviewed for completeness of the application, supporting documentation (dependent on application and eligibility type) and signatures. Qualified applicants are mailed an RTC card, usually within 21 days. 

 View RTC processing locations and hours of operation.

Steps to apply for the RTC card:

When you receive your RTC Discount ID card, you can use it for reduced fares on all participating transit systems. You must carry your RTC card, but can use it two ways:

  1. Pay your fare with Clipper after adding cash value or passes to your card. Learn more at
  2. Pay your fare with cash and verify your eligibility with the RTC card.

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