Judy's Story: Disabled Senior Forced to Show Social Security Number to Ride Transit

Personal Stories

Judy is a disabled senior citizen that needs to ride in a vans specially equipped for mobile-impaired persons. Her local transit agency puts riders' Social Security numbers on the passes that must be shown upon entering the vehicle. She was upset when the driver looked at her card and wrote down her number in his notebook—worried that they might use it to harm her in some way.


Judy's name has been changed to protect her privacy.