Statewide Access Pass, Fixed Route Discounted Fare

Medicare Card Holders, Statewide Access Pass


The Statewide Transportation Access Pass (SWAP) entitles you to reduced fares offered by the Commonwealth’s Regional Transit Authorities while riding on their fixed bus routes.

To qualify you must either be:

  • over sixty years of age with applicable documentation
  • a current ADA paratransit consumer
  • a Veteran with a disability rating of 70% or greater
  • a valid Medicare card holder (red/white/blue card – not MASSHEALTH)
  • a client of one the following agencies and able to present an original letter on agency letterhead, from an authorized agency representative (or vendor) verifying status as a current client.
    • DMH/Department of Mental Health (including DMH vendors)
    • DDS/Department of Developmental Services
    • MRC/Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

If approved, and depending on the nature of your disability, you will be issued either a one-year or a three-year pass.

Upon completion of your application please either drop it off in person or mail it to our office at 12 Olive St. Greenfield, MA 01301. We will not accept faxed copies. All applications take approximately 7 days to process and you will receive written notification of your eligibility in the mail.

If approved, you will be instructed to call and make an appointment to have your photo id made.  On the date of your appointment you will be asked to bring:

  • two forms of identification
  • $3.00 cash or money order and
  • your notification letter to the FRTA administrative office located at 12 Olive St., Greenfield.

The FRTA will take your photo and process your pass while you wait.

Click Here… to view and/or download the Statewide Access Pass application