Active Uniformed U.S. Military Personnel Ride Free on CTA Starting May 1

April 30, 2008

The Chicago Transit Authority today announced that beginning Thursday, May 1, active U.S. military personnel in full uniform may ride free on CTA buses and trains.

On February 5, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance to provide free rides for active military personnel and disabled veterans on the CTA. The CTA is developing a military service pass, which will be an identification card similar to those used to allow senior citizens to ride free, and plans to introduce the card this summer and expand the program to allow disabled veterans to also ride free.

Should military personnel have any questions or experience any problems, CTA bus operators and customer assistants are available to assist and address any questions. Customers may also contact CTA Customer Service at 1-888-YOUR CTA (968-7282).


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