Bus Pass Match Distribution Program

Program Continuation

Thank you to all the applicants and participants of the Bus Pass Match Distribution Program.

In June 2019, City Council approved the continuation of the program. The program will now include the following passes:

  • 1-ride Fixed Route Pass
  • 1-ride TransAid Pass
  • 10-ride Fixed Route Pass
  • 30-ride TransAid Pass

For more information please reference the Program Information (PDF).

Download an application (PDF) or get one at the front desk of the:
Winston-Salem Department of Transportation
100 E First Street
Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building
Suite 307
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Applications (PDF) may be submitted by emailing Matthew Duchan, in-person or by fax at 336-747-6983.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to Matthew Duchan, Transit Planner.

Background of the Program

Local non-profit organizations that provide, or are willing to provide, free Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) bus passes to their clients are invited to apply for additional free passes under the Bus Pass Matching Distribution Program. This program was authorized by City Council as part of the city's Fiscal Year 2017 to 2018 budget.

The council has allocated $90,000 for the program, which can be used for four types of passes:

  • 1-ride bus passes on WSTA's fixed routes
  • 1-ride Trans-Aid passes
  • 10-ride bus passes on WSTA's fixed routes
  • 30-ride Trans-Aid passes

For every pass that an agency buys for its clients, the city will provide a matching pass. Applications for matching passes will be approved on a rolling basis, first-come, first served. There is no limit to the number of matching passes that an organization may request. The following organizations are currently utilizing the Bus Pass Match Distribution Program:

2021-2022 Program Participants 

  • Bethesda Center for Homeless
    930 Patterson Avenue
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • The Enrichment Center
    1006 S. Marshall Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • Monarch
    651 N Highland Avenue
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Positive Wellness Alliance
    704 Brookstown Avenue
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Veterans Treatment Court
    200 N. Main Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • Winston-Salem Street School
    630 W. 6th Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101