Get a Discount ID Card
The following ID cards qualify you for discounted fare and passes on most services (Spec-Tran and Shopping Bus excluded):
CATA Student ID
CATA Student IDs are available through local middle and high schools at no cost. Showing your Student ID entitles you to pay a discounted 60¢ student fare or buy a student pass. All students in grade 6 and above are eligible for a CATA Student ID card. There is a $5.00 fee to replace a card. Call 517-394-1000 for details.
College Student ID
Show a valid college Student ID enables you to to pay a discounted 60¢ student fare or buy a student pass.
If you are 62+ years of age or have a disability, you are eligible for a free CATAClub Card. This card entitles you to a discounted fare of 60¢, and allows you to purchase a Value pass. There are two types of CATAClub cards. To get a card, you must apply and be approved.
CATAClub Annual | Download CATAClub Application for Persons with Disabilities (PDF)
CATAClub Annual cards are issued to persons with a temporary disability. They are valid for a calendar year.
CATAClub Lifetime | Download CATAClub Lifetime Application for Persons with Disabilities (PDF) or CATAClub Lifetime Application for Seniors Age 62+ (PDF)
CATAClub Lifetime cards are issued to persons with a permanent disability or persons 62+ years. They are valid for up to ten years depending on when you apply. There is a $5.00 fee to replace a lost or stolen CATAClub card.
Anyone showing a valid Medicare Card qualifies to ride at the discounted rate of 60¢ and to purchase a Value pass.
Persons with disabilities may show their ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Card to ride at the discounted rate of 60¢ and can purchase a Value pass.