South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)

SFRTA Makes Tri-Rail Free for Disabled Veterans

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) will allow disabled veterans to ride Tri-Rail free of charge starting Aug. 25.

The “Tri-Rail Service Connected Pass” is open to all veterans who present a Service Connected ID card or qualifying documents issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, identifying them as disabled.

Veterans who wish to avail themselves of this opportunity must obtain an EASY Card with their photo affixed to it. Veterans may get the card at the West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport at Dania Beach or Metrorail Transfer stations. Veterans can also request the pass online at www.tri-rail.com. 

The SFRTA Governing Board authorized the free pass at a meeting earlier this year, after discussions with the Disabled American Veterans Gold Coast Chapter #133, based in Deerfield Beach.  In addressing the Board, Commander Don Carney spoke of how the ability to use the train without charge would especially be of benefit to veterans who ride Tri-Rail to access the VA Hospitals in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. Veterans who are 100 percent disabled and permanent residents of Miami-Dade County can currently ride Miami-Dade Transit for free with the appropriate credentials.

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