HALF-Fare is a fare discount program that allows individuals who are eligible to ride the regular fixed-route system for half the regular fare. Tar River Transit's regular bus fare is $1.25. Individuals who are eligible for the Half-Fare program can ride for $0.60.
Eligible Individuals are Medicare card holders and senior citizens who are ages 60 and older.
For Medicare card holders, the individual must bring their Medicare card along with a valid form of identification to the transit office.
For senior citizens, a valid form of identification is needed to confirm the individual's age is 60 or older. Upon confirmation of eligibility, a Half-Fare card will be distributed to the individual. There is no cost for the Half-Fare card for qualified passengers.
Upon boarding the bus, the individual must present the card to the bus operator. The operator will permit the individual to ride the bus for half the regular fare.
The Transit Office is located at 100 Coastline Street (Downtown Train Station), on the 3rd floor in Suite 315.
Our phone number is (252) 972-1174.