The CTA once again will provide free rides for the first day of classes in Chicago’s Public Schools, on Aug. 26.
The CTA has set May 19 as the date it will shut down the south branch of the Red Line, between Roosevelt and 95th. But it is hoping to keep riders by offering many of them free rides.
The CTA is giving some Chicago students free rides to high school.
Chicago Public Schools students will be able to ride CTA buses and trains for free on the first day of school.
The free ride on mass transit in Illinois may soon be over for everyone.
Five months after ending free rides for all senior citizens, the CTA is still providing free rides to thousands of civil service employees — a practice that dates back to 1945, when it was mainly a “courtesy” extended to police and firefighters.
The city, the CTA and the Chicago Public Schools want to get as many children in class as possible on the first day of school Tuesday.
Free public transportation is no longer available to all senior citizens in Illinois.
The program that has allowed all Illinois seniors to ride public transit for free will come to an end at midnight Wednesday night.
Gov. Pat Quinn says enough is enough with a program where politicians are allowed to provide full rides for favored students at Illinois schools.
Time is running out on the Seniors Ride Free passes that Chicago-area seniors have used on the CTA, Metra and Pace since 2008.
The Illinois Department on Aging says postcards are in the mail to senior citizens on the state’s Circuit Breaker Program, which will get them as many free rides as they want.
New RTA fare cards are going out to 427,000 Chicago-area seniors sooner than expected.
Like it or not, the end is in sight for free rides for more than half of the Chicago area’s senior citizens.
The Regional Transportation Authority is three months away from shutting off all 440,000 of the “seniors ride free” fare cards issued since 2008.
The Regional Transportation Authority’s decision to re-equip senior citizens throughout the Chicago area with new fare cards, because of new limits on free rides, won’t be cheap.
Some Illinois senior citizens will have to resume paying for public transportation after a break of more than two years.
Free rides for seniors on public transit were a gift from since-deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Illinois senior citizens would lose their automatic free rides on public transportation under legislation that has been sent to Gov. Pat Quinn.
Illinois lawmakers are taking steps to limit free mass transit services for the elderly.