Who is Eligible?
Effective February 18, 2014, veterans who are permanent residents of Miami-Dade and whose annual income is $22,000 or less may be eligible to ride transit free with the Patriot Passport EASY Card based on their military discharge category. See chart below for type of military discharge and eligibility.
The Patriot Passport expires annually.
|Type of Military Discharge||Eligible for Patriot Passport?|
|General Discharge (under honorable conditions)||YES|
|Other than Honorable Discharge||YES|
|Inability to Adjust||YES|
|Dishonorable/Bad Conduct Discharge||NO|
How to Apply
When applying for the Patriot Passport you must complete the Patriot Passport EASY Card Application and provide the following items:
- Proof of Income *
Consecutive pay stubs, weekly (4-pay stubs), bi-weekly (2-pay stubs) if paid monthly (1-pay stub) or current income tax return or IRS Tax Return Transcript
Income Tax W2 wages statement
- Current valid Florida ID or driver's license *
- DD214 form as proof of an honorable discharge
*Proof of income and a valid Florida ID or Florida driver's license must be provided annually to receive the card by June 30th each year.
Register at the Transit Service Center and receive your Patriot Passport immediately.
A new application requires that a picture of the patron be taken at the MDT Transit Service Center or a 3-1-1 Service Center for placement on the newly issued EASY Card.
(Please note that all forms on this page are provided in standard PDF format. The patron must print out each form and fill it in.)
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Where to Apply
Register in person at the following location and receive your Golden Passport EASY Card or Patriot Passport EASY Card immediately. Golden/Patriot Passport users also may obtain passport replacements and parking permits at the Government Center Metrorail station location only.
Government Center Metrorail station
111 NW First St., First Floor, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Lost, Stolen or Damaged Patriot Passport EASY Cards
If your Patriot Passport EASY Card is lost or stolen, report it by calling 311. You can get your lost, stolen or damaged EASY Card replaced at any of the Transit Service Centers by completing the EASY Card Replacement Form . There is a $10 fee to replace a lost or stolen Patriot Passport EASY Card. This fee can be waived if the original police report listing the Patriot Passport is presented.
Also, you can call 786-469-5028 (TDD/TTY Number 305-468-5402) to request an application be mailed to you for any of MDT's discount programs.
Assistance to complete the application, personal information section, is provided at the time the application is submitted to the Transit Service Center, if needed.
The Discount Fare EASY Card, Golden Passport EASY Card, Patriot Passport EASY Card and STS EASY Card have a photo of the patron. This means that the card can only be used by the person whose photo appears on the card.
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