Purple STAR Card

What is a Purple STAR Card? 

  • The purple card is a specially programmed “smart” STAR Card for riders ages 18 years old and younger.
  • It entitles the cardholder to purchase JTA 31-day passes for just $30 (regular price is $50). It replaces the Silver Star Ticket.
  • To reduce fraud, the cardholder’s picture is featured on the back.

Why should I get a purple Youth I.D. STAR Card?

  • It is the only way to get JTA’s Summer BOGO (buy one 31-day pass, get one free). Offer ends July 31, 2015. 
  • JTA will soon stop selling paper Silver STAR Tickets. After Sept. 30, 2015, you will need a Youth I.D. Star Card to buy a discounted monthly pass.

Where do I get a purple Youth I.D. STAR Card?

  • Apply in person at the STAR Card Villa – located at the Rosa Parks Transit Station, 201 W. Union Street. 
  • Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Sundays and holidays.)

How do I prove I’m eligible for a Youth I.D. STAR Card?

  • Print out and complete the application form 
  • Bring the completed form and either a birth certificate or government issued ID (school registration papers, driver’s license, state ID, or passport) with you to the STAR Card Villa. 
  • Youth ages 14 years and younger must also bring a parent or guardian and proof of parenthood/guardianship – birth certificate, court legal guardianship or marriage license.
  • Be prepared to have your picture taken! 
  • Your Youth I.D. STAR Card will be printed with your picture on it and given to you on the spot.

How do I get my BOGO? 

  • When you get your Youth I.D. STAR Card, buy a 31-day pass for $30, and you will receive a second 31-day pass for free!

Why is the Youth I.D. STAR Card better than the Silver Star Ticket? 

  • The purple card is a permanent I.D. – unlike the ticket, it can be used over and over. There is less waste.
  • The Youth I.D. STAR Card can be reloaded at more locations – any JTA ticket vending machine, online at jtafla.com, and at the Rosa Parks Transit Station Ticket/Cashier Window.
  • Cardholders can sign up for balance protection by going to www.jtafla.com. With balance protection, in the event that a Youth I.D. STAR Card is lost or stolen, it can be replaced and the remaining value can be transferred to another card.

For more information call 904-632-3800. This fare media is not valid on Fixed Route or Skyway systems.