Transportation Fares

DDOT fare collection has resumed. 

The new fare structure simplifies and adds more value to each pass. Riders are purchasing time instead of trips and may buy their passes at various locations throughout the city found here.  

Other benefits of the new fare structure include:

  • Unlimited rides for time purchased;
  • No more transfer fees;
  • No more period passes - rolling passes activate on your first use; and
  • Faster boarding.
DDOT Fare Chart

*The reduced fare includes seniors (ages 65 and older), people with disabilities, Medicare cardholders, and students with proper school ID. 

How to Apply for a Reduced Fare ID Card

There are several ways to apply. 

1. Download the Reduced Fare Card Application.

2. Send the filled-out application to Rosa Parks Transit Center, 360 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48226.  The filled-out form can also be dropped off Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Reduced Fare applications and cards are processed at the Rosa Parks Transit Center, 360 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48226.  Pictures are taken 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

How to Apply for a DDOT Student ID Card

High school students who do not have a school-issued ID from the Detroit Public Schools Community District must purchase a DDOT Student ID Card to qualify for reduced fare. The card is valid for an entire school year. Students must bring a current report card or letter of enrollment on school letterhead to the cashier’s office located at the:

Rosa Parks Transit Center
360 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226