Lowell Regional Transit Authority

LRTA Fixed Route Bus Service: 978-452-6161
Road Runner ADA Paratransit: 978-459-0152

LRTA Fixed Bus Route Service for Senior Citizens
and Persons with Disabilities

Reduced fare rates of half the full fare are available to Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities who have the proper identification. Click here for LRTA Fixed Bus Route Fare Information

Reduced Fare

-Senior Citizens 60 years of age or older with I.D.

-Persons with Disabilities with Statewide Transportation Access Pass (TAP) or Medicare Card.

LRTA Monthly Passes Stored on Your CharlieCard

Ride Systemwide Unlimitied

Senior Pass for Senior CharlieCard $25.00
Persons with Disabilities Pass
for Persons with Disabilities/TAP CharlieCard

CharlieCard Information
Stored Value Minimum First Time Purchase: $5

Registration Fee for Senior CharlieCards and
CharlieCards for Persons with Disabilities: $5

 Where to Get Your New Charlie Card

for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities

You must be issued a CharlieCard before you can purchase any LRTA Monthly Passes.
CharlieCards are issued at:

LRTA Road Runner Office (978-459-0152)
113 Thorndike Street, Lowell (Located next to the Kennedy Center)
Monday – Friday: 9 AM to 4 PM
Only Issues Senior CharlieCards & CharlieCards for Persons with Disabilities/TAP.

To Get Your Senior CharlieCard:

  • Bring Photo ID that includes Date of Birth (Must be 60+ years)
  • Must Fill Out an Application.
  • Senior CharlieCard Registration Fee: $5

To Get Your CharlieCard for Persons with Disabilites/Transportation Access Pass (TAP):

  • First time applicants for the TAP ID, or applicants with expired TAP ID Cards need to fill out an application. Click Here to Download the Transportation Access Pass (TAP) CharlieCard Application.
  • The LRTA will process your application within 14 days of receipt.
  • Once approved , you will need to bring a photo ID to the Road Runner Office.
    Free round-trip 
    transportation will be provided to you for this process.

  • CharlieCard Registration Fee: $5

Where to Purchase LRTA Monthly Passes

LRTA Gallagher Terminal (115 Thorndike Street, Lowell)
All LRTA Monthly Passes can be purchased on the last 5 days of each month until the 18th day of the following month at the following locations:

Ticket Vending Machine (Inside Lobby)
Also Issues Adult CharlieCards.

Rider Information Booth (Kennedy Center)
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 4 PM
Extended Hours last 2 and first 2 business days of each month­:
Monday – Friday: 6 AM to 6 PM

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