RTA's fare system, Tapp Pay provides an easy way to pay your fare with two options. Either with your smartphone or a smartcard. Smartcards are available at any RTA Transit Center. To access via smartphone, download the Transit app. With Tapp Pay, you’ll never pay more than the daily or monthly (31-day rolling) max fare rate. When boarding scan the mobile barcode on your phone or tap your smartcard on the payment reader. Make sure to scan or tap every time you board to ensure you always get the best value! 

RTA does not accept cash on-board its vehicles.  However, RTA accepts cash as a form of payment in order to add value to your Tapp Pay smartphone or smartcard account. Once a customer is known to have been provided access and information to RTA’s fare system, it is expected that prior to any boarding, they provide a valid form of payment, ensure an appropriate account balance, and/or provide proof of eligibility when obtaining a reduced fare.

RTA is not responsible for lost or stolen cards. However, if you registered your card by creating an account at www.iriderta.org/tapp-payhub, call RTA Customer Service at (937) 425-8300 to have your card blocked. Any remaining balance can be transferred to a new card by obtaining one from a payment kiosk and registering the new card to your existing account.

Where to Add Funds  | How to Use Tapp Pay
Tapp Pay FAQ | Terms & Conditions | Reduced Fare Program

Fares Rates

Per Boarding
Type of CustomerRegular Rates
Regular (Age 13+)$2.00
Children (12 and under)FREE

Reduced: Older Adults (65+) and persons with a disability may receive a reduced rate. In order to obtain and pay the reduced rate, individuals are required to provide proof of eligibility, which may include a valid RTA ID card or Medicare card. 

Children: Children age 12 and under, and 60 inches tall and under must be accompanied by a paying parent, guardian or teacher. Children age 12 and under but over 60 inches tall are required to provide proof of age, which may include a valid RTA issued youth identification card or state issued ID card.

First Responders: Free transportation is provided to police officers, fire officers, and plain-clothes detectives of any jurisdiction served by the RTA – when presenting their badge to the driver.

IMPORTANT: Eligible reduced and paratransit customers when receiving their smartcards and/or loading value to their accounts at a payment kiosk should select “reduced” or “paratransit” to ensure this rate is deducted when boarding. Smartcard customers can also mark their account for reduced or paratransit rates within the Tapp Pay Hub. For Tapp Pay mobile customers, this reduced and paratransit rates can be selected within the app.

Daily Max
Type of CustomerRegular Rates
Regular (Age 13+)$4.00
Children (12 and under)FREE
Monthly Max
Type of CustomerRegular Rates
Regular (Age 13+)$55.00
Children (12 and under)FREE
Bulk Purchase Program

Eligible organizations have the availability to purchase Tapp Pay passes from RTA. For more information on the program, eligibility and passes available please call 937-425-8465.


Listed below are the free holiday rides through the end of 2024:

  1. Ohio Loves Transit Day, Feb. 14, 2024
  2. Presidents Day, Feb. 19, 2024
  3. Memorial Day, May 27, 2024
  4. Juneteenth, June 19, 2024
  5. Independence Day, July 4, 2024
  6. Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024
  7. Columbus Day, Oct. 14, 2024
  8. Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2024
  9. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2024
  10. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2024

We will also offer free rides on all election days.