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Tickets and monthly passes are available at Cub Foods, Hy-Vee, City Hall (City Clerk's Office), and Eagle Drug (23 2nd St. SW). All tickets and passes can also be purchased (cash or check only) at First Transit's office located at the Public Works Transit Operation Center, 4300 East River Road NE.

Single-ride tickets, 10-ride, 10-ride reduced fare, and 20-ride passes are also sold on the bus using the farebox (cash only).

Student passes are available at the campus bookstore at RCTC and UMR.

FARE CATEGORY CURRENT RATE - As of 01/30/2017
Single Ride
Adult
$2.00
Youth (Ages 6-18)
$1.00
Reduced Fares*
$1.00
5 and Under
FREE
10-Ride Ticket
Adult
$16.00
Youth (Ages 6-18)
$8.00
Reduced Fares*
$8.00
20-Ride Ticket
Adult
$26.00
Students
90-Day
$60.00
120-Day
$80.00
150-Day
$100.00
Other Fares
31-Day Unlimited
$42.00
 Annual Unlimited $480.00 
Annual /10% Employee Program (1)
$432.00
Shop & Ride (2)
$1.40
Park & Ride 31-Day
$42.00
Transfers (3)
FREE - One Per Trip
Veteran's Fares

To qualify for free transit rides, disabled veterans must show a Veterans Identification Card, or VIC issued by a VA Medical Center with the words “Service Connected” or the initials “SC” below the photo. 

The cards are available at the VA medical centers in Minneapolis and St. Cloud. For information call (612) 467-1991 or visit http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/application/IDCard.asp for more information.

Reduced Fares

Reduced fares are available for:

· Persons age 65 or over
· Medicare card holders
· ZIPS card holders
· Persons using a visible mobility device such as a wheelchair or scooter
· Persons with a disability not meeting the above criteria must apply for a Reduced Fare ID card

The following reduced fares are available for the above persons on all weekday bus routes and all day Saturdays.

Single-ride cash..................$1.00
10-Ride pass..........................$8.00

Click here for a reduced fare application.  Once you have completed the application, please call 507-328-2439 to set up an appointment to come in to have your application reviewed and a photo taken for a Reduced Fare Identification Card.

 

Miscellaneous Information
(1) Employers with 10% of employees using the bus are sold annual passes at an additional discount
(2) Shop & Ride tickets are purchased in groups of 20 or more & are based on the 10-ride ticket price.
(3) One free transfer per trip issued to fair-paying riders at time of boarding. This transfer must be used within 90 minutes to complete your one-way trip.
(4) Effective Saturday, November 1, 2014, Rochester Public Transit will no longer accept the old Rochester City Lines passes and punch cards.