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Lower Transit Costs For Veterans, Seniors

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) announced money-saving changes to include San Joaquin County U.S. veterans and younger seniors during an event held at the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) in Stockton on Nov. 9.

“Our veterans have given so much to make freedom possible for everyone in our community,” said RTD CEO Donna DeMartino. “RTD is thrilled to announce that, as of today, RTD is adding U.S. veterans who are county residents to those who qualify for our 50 percent discount fares.”

RTD is also lowering the age at which seniors qualify for the discount to 60 years of age.

“These changes hold the potential to vastly improve the quality of life for San Joaquin County residents,” said DeMartino.

In addition, a 50 percent fare discount is available from all bus transit agencies across San Joaquin County for veterans and seniors who present a Discount Fare Card (DFC) from Access San Joaquin. To obtain a DFC, passengers must submit an application that can be obtained online at or in person at the DTC.

The Discount Fare Card is valid at all bus transit agencies in San Joaquin County including: San Joaquin RTD, Lodi GrapeLine, Escalon eTrans, Manteca Transit, Tracy Tracer and the Ripon Blossom Express.

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region. For more information, visit, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.