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The Catalog of Transit Fiscal Ephemera & Exonumia from the City of the New York
featuring the collections of George S. Cuhaj & Philip M. Goldstein

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Half Fare for Senior Citizens

   Half Fare Senior Citizen tickets are issued to (who else?) Senior Citizens (over 65 years of age) upon their payment of a full fare and presentation of valid identification card at the token booth. They then received the following ticket for a return trip for free. This in effect give a passenger a round trip for the cost of only a one way fare.

   Tickets were originally good for only rapid transit (subway / elevated) use. Usage was later expanded to include surface transit.

Reduced Fare Identification Card - 1966

Reduced Fare Identification Card - 1969

Reduced Fare Identification Card - 1978 - 1989

5 1/4" (w/o selvage) x 2"


5 1/8" (w/o selvage) x 2"

5 3/8" (w/ 5/16" selvage) x 2"



7" (w/o selvage) x 2"

Half Fare Senior Citizen Tickets not frequently encountered, but seen. Strangely enough, older issues are more readily encountered than newer varieties.
As such, older tickets 1970's - 1980's at $2.00 - $3.00 each, with selvage $3.00 to 5.00.
Newer tickets 1990's, 2000's through introduction of MetroCard: $5.00 to $6.00 circulated - $6.50 to 7.50 with selvage.

Half Fare for Hanidcapped   

   This is the photo identification card necessary to present to a token booth clerk to be eligible to pay reduced fare.

   This next issue is a half fare ticket for the handicapped.

Half Fare Handicapped Tickets not frequently encountered in circulated conditions, however unissued remainder books are available for sale.
uncommon in issued condition; $4.00 - $5.00;
unissued book common: $10.00


Page 1: Fare Tickets & Employee PassesPage 7: Half Fare Tickets - Sundays / Weekends
Page 2: Tokensyou are on Page 8: Half Fare Tickets - Senior Citizens & Handicapped
Page 3: Continuing Ride Tickets & Transfers - Rapid TransitPage 9: School / Student / Pupil Reduced Fare & Free Passes
Page 4: Continuing Ride Tickets & Transfers - Surface; Streetcar LinesPage 10: Special Issue Tickets
Page 5: Continuing Ride Tickets & Transfers - Surface; Bus RoutesPage 11: Staten Island Rapid Transit
Page 6: Continuing Ride Tickets; Surface; Add-A-RidePage 12: Hudson and Manhattan & Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)


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