The People with Disabilities Ride Free Program allows people with disabilities who are eligible for the state’s Circuit Breaker programto ride CTA, Pace, and Metra fixed-route mainline services for free. The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), which oversees transportation services in the six-county collar region, is receiving applications from people to be eligible for this program.
One major requirement is that the person MUST be enrolled in the Circuit Breaker program as a low-income person with a disability. Once they are enrolled, they will be eligible to apply for the program. Another requirement is that they must be an Illinois resident. For people who are already enrolled in the Circuit Breaker program but do not have an RTA reduced fair card, they will have to fill out an application at the RTA’s Customer Service Center, located at 165 N. Jefferson in Chicago or at registration centers around the six-county area which include Cook County. They can receive and application by calling the RTA at (312) 913-5414 or (312) 913-3111 (TTY).