Fare Information

 

One-Way Fare

Fare Type Adult (18+)
Youth (7-17) Children Under 7
Seniors (65+)
Reduced Fare
Travel within Mason County No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge No Charge
Travel outside Mason County* $1.50 $1.50 No Charge $0.50 $0.50

 *Trips originating or terminating in Bremerton (Route 3), Triton Cove State Park/Brinnon(Route 8) or Olympia (Route 6) are considered out-of-county routes.

Out-of-County Monthly Passes

Adult Youth Seniors Reduced Fare Summer Youth Adventure Pass
Good Memorial Day – Labor Day
Active Duty Military
with Current Military ID
$28.00 $18.00 $9.00 $9.00 $18.00 No Charge

Things to Know About MTA Bus Fare & Passes

  1.   Mason Transit Authority (MTA) is fare-free for bus services with in Mason County.
    1. Want to learn more about why we’re fare-free?  Click here to read more.
  2.   We charge a fare on routes that travel out-of-county.
  3.   Drivers do not carry change, be sure to have exact change ready when boarding out-of-county routes.
  4.   We offer monthly bus passes for frequent riders on out-of-county routes.  Bus passes are not prorated, and are valid from the first day of the month to the last day of
    the month.  To buy a bus pass, go to any of the convenient locations shown below, noted in parenthesis are the types of payment accepted at each of the locations.
  5.   If you have a pass, show your pass each time your board.
  6.   We do not accept ORCA cards for payment of fare.
  7.   For reduced fare payment, seniors may be asked to show either Photo ID or a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP).
  8.   Persons with disabilities may be asked to show their RRFP in order to pay a reduced fare.
  9.   We offer Regional Reduced Fare Permits (RRFP), which allows the permit holder to pay a reduced fare.  The permit is good on 15 different transit service in the Puget
    Sound region, including Washington State Ferries. Eligibility is based off age, disability status, or for persons with a Medicare card.  An application is required and
    can be requested by contacting our office or in-person at the Transit-Community Center.  Applications are to be submitted, and permits are issued, at the Transit-
    Community Center. Further information is provided below.

 

Where to Buy Monthly Bus Passes

MTA Transit-Community Center
601 West Franklin Street Shelton, WA
Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(cash or checks only)
MTA Administration Office
790 E. Johns Prairie Road Shelton, WA
Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(cash or checks only)
Belfair QFC
NE 1403 Old Belfair Hwy Belfair, WA
Open seven days a week; 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
(cash, checks, & debit/credit card)
Pass-by-Mail
Request an order form
Contact us at 360-426-9434 or 800-374-3747
Intercity Transit Center
222 State Avenue Olympia, WA
Monday – Friday; 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday; 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
(cash, checks, & debit/credit card)
Kitsap Transit Customer Service Center
Bremerton Ferry Terminal
10 Washington Avenue Bremerton, WA
Monday – Friday; 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(cash, checks, & debit/credit card)

Regional Reduced Fare Permit

If you’re a senior, or person with a disability, or have a Medicare card, you can ride for less when you use public transportation services to travel around Puget Sound.  The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) is an ID card that entitles you to discount fares on 15 transportation systems throughout the Puget Sound region.  All have wheelchair accessible services.  Just show your card when boarding the ferries or any fixed bus route.  Most agencies also provide curb-to-curb paratransit services or other demand-response services for those unable to use regular route buses due to disability.  Having a RRFP does not qualify you for paratransit services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Personal care attendants ride free when accompanying a person with a RRFP.

 

Any participating agency can issue you an RRFP.  An application and proof of eligibility is required. Upon approval, a $3.00 processing fee is required for the RRFP ID card to be issued.  To apply for one through MTA, applications can be found online (link provided below) or can be requested by calling Customer Service at 360-427-5033 or 800-374-3747.  Applications must be submitted in person at the Transit-Community Center Customer Service Lobby, located at 601 West Franklin St, Shelton, WA 98584.

 

Regional Reduced Fare Permit Resources

Below are links to files in PDF file format.  If you are unable to access PDF files, please contact our administration office by calling 360-426-9434 or 800-374-3747, or email mta@masontransit.org, to request accessible copies.