Older Adult riders getting into Community Transit bus

Transit tips for older adults

We help people of all ages and abilities connect to their community and important services--including senior centers, medical services, retail centers, and libraries.

Reduced fare information

The easiest way to pay for your trip is with an ORCA card. The Senior Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) gives riders 65+ discounted fares on fixed-route buses, Sound Transit trains, Link light rail, Washington State Ferries, and other regional transit options. Riders must use an ORCA card to get the discounted fare.

Get a Senior RRFP ORCA Card

  • Reduced rates for ORCA card users ages 65 and older and for riders living with disabilities.
  • Tap your ORCA card or pay with cash. If paying with cash, please use exact change.
  • Riders taking a Swift bus route can also pay with a credit or debit card at the station kiosk.

Learn more about fares and passes.

Trip-planning tools

Our online tools and resources provide all the information you need to get started - enter a location and a destination to get bus route options and directions.

  • Plan My Trip - Find the route that works best for you and map out your trip from start to finish. You can also customize your trip with walking distances, arrival and departure times, trip duration and more.
  • Find My Bus - Get real-time transit information about bus routes and stops, save your favorites, and get updates about traffic conditions.
  • Maps & Schedules - View bus information and schedules by route number. You can also explore popular destinations and communities.
  • Rider Alerts - Stay updated when buses are delayed, cancelled, or rerouted. Alerts are posted in real-time during regular service hours. Sign up to get alerts via email or text message.

Customers can also visit the Ride Store at the Lynnwood Transit Center for in-person assistance.

Accessible services for all riders

We make transit accessible with a fleet of buses, vans, and services. We work to remove barriers to travel to ensure each ride is comfortable and safe for all passengers.

Rider with a mobility device entering bus


People of all abilities are welcome on board our buses. Drivers are trained to secure mobility devices and can answer many rider questions. Seats at the front of the bus are reserved for older adults and riders living with disabilities.

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Community member learning about park and rides

Learn to ride

Our free Travel Training program is available for older adults who would like to learn how to ride the bus. Training is customized to make sure you feel safe and confident before traveling on your own.

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Woman using DART services

DART Paratransit

DART is a paratransit service for riders living with disabilities that prevent them from using Community Transit fixed-route bus services. To qualify, riders must complete an application and an in-person rider assessment interview.

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Zip service

Zip Alderwood Shuttle

Book a ride with Zip-- our on-demand ride service-- for quick and easy door-to door trips anywhere within our Alderwood service area. Accessible vehicles are available. Pay with your ORCA Card or cash.

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