This half price applies to all Parisians older than 65, regardless of their income level.
The president of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse, announced the launch of an annual half-price Navigo pass at the end of the year for all Parisians older than 65 years. regardless of their income level.
"Nowadays, Parisians are over 65 and those taxes pay the forgotten rates of public transport, they have no right to", M observedme Pécresse during the wishes of Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM), the regional transport authority of which it is also chairman. "I decided to put an end to this tariff independence and to restore the purchasing power of the people in Paris by creating a new Navigo Senior package this year to travel throughout the region by paying only half each month. a Navigo »said the Republicans.
120,000 people involved
The cost of this measure can be up to 40 million euros per year, according to Ile-de-France Mobilités. Specifically, the 120,000 people will benefit from an annual Navigo pass that they can pay monthly with a 50% discount.
This package can be "Easily suspended in case of prolonged non-use", promised IDFM. It must supplement the Amethyst's social pricing funded by the department for the 265,000 non-taxable elderly, disabled and veterans living in the region.
In Paris, the socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, for example, voted free in March 2018 – since June – for Parisians over the age of 65 and adults with disabilities, depending on resources. She estimated the cost of this measure at 12 million euros per year, which Paris Vville pays to IDFM.