CRTM MADRID new social fares for public transport
In 2009, the Madrid Transportation Consortium introduces special social measures in the tariff policy aimed at specific segments of the population.
These actions are designed to encourage and facilitate the use of public transport by segments of the population that are considered to deserve special protection measures, based on their socio-economic characteristics.
Three decisions have been made with this aim in mind:
- Application of a 20% reduction in all types of Public Transport Passes for people with a recognized degree of disability of 65% and above.
- Application of a reduction of 20% and 50% to the price of all types of Transportation Passes for member of large families in the general and special categories respectively, as stipulated in the Large Family Protection Act.
- Creation of a new transportation pass called the Tarjeta Azul (Blue Card), in collaboration with the Madrid City Hall, aimed at people over 65 years old or having any degree of disability, who fulfill a series of income conditions. Tarjeta Azul is a monthly pass, valid in the central zone A-municipality of Madrid. It allows unlimited use of metro and bus services at the price of 5.50€. The financial charge of Tarjeta Azul is equally shared between Madrid City Hall (local administration) and the Region of Madrid (regional administration).
The first two measures will be implemented over the course of the year. The Tarjeta Azul application process already started in March. It is estimated that these measures will benefit approximately 400,000 people.