Fair Fares NYC is a City program created by Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and members of the City Council to help New Yorkers with low incomes manage their transportation costs. Using the Fair Fares MetroCard, eligible New York City residents may buy either a 7-day or 30-day pass for half the regular price.
The first phase of Fair Fares NYC launched in January 2019 for New Yorkers receiving cash assistance benefits. If you are eligible for Fair Fares NYC, you will receive a letter telling you where to pick up your Fair Fares MetroCard.
All Fair Fares MetroCards come without value – you can then purchase either a 7-day or 30-day pass for half the regular price.
In the future, you will be able to apply for Fair Fares NYC online, whether or not you are receiving other benefits.
Read the Fair Fares NYC FAQ: