The City of Watertown Transit’s Half-Fare Program is a federally mandated program designed to provide reduced fares on fixed route services in compliance with the Federal Transit Administration’s half-fare requirements (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Subtitle B, Chapter VI, Part 609).
Medicare Cardholders - individuals who have been issued a Medicare card, regardless of age and disability
Seniors - individuals 60 years of age or older
Persons with Disabilities - individuals who, by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction, or other permanent or temporary incapacity or disability, including those who are non-ambulatory wheelchair-bound and those with semi-ambulatory capabilities, are unable without special facilities or special planning or design to utilize mass transportation facilities and services as effectively as persons who are not so affected.
People whose sole incapacity is pregnancy, obesity, acute or chronic alcoholism or drug addiction, or have a contagious disease. Financial need is NOT a consideration
CitiBus Fixed Route Transit System only during all hours of operation. Paratransit services are not included in this program.
Eligible individuals must show proof of eligibility when boarding as detailed below:
1. Seniors (Age 60 and older)
a. Start by contacting Jefferson County Office for the Aging (315) 785-3191
b. Fill out Senior's Half-Fare program application.
c. Once approved, Jefferson County Office for the Aging will notify CitiBus of your approval.
2. Individuals with Temporary or Permanent Disabilities.
In most cases, individuals will have to apply for program.
Identification that can be used to receive discount are:
a Medicare card with a matching photo ID, or
b CitiBus Half-Fare ID
State-issued driver's license or non-driver ID, or
Valid (non-expired) passport, or
Current Employee ID
While only persons with disabilities are required to, all eligible individuals, are encouraged to obtain a CitiBus Half-Fare ID for ease in boarding
Applications can be obtained from:
Be sure to complete the ENTIRE application. Print clearly in ink and contact the City of Watertown Transit office located at City Hall, Department of Public Works, at (315) 785-7771 for instructions on submitting.