CTA to offer Free Rides to students this week

September 10, 2012

Starting Monday, September 10, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will offer free rides to Chicago Public Schools students between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The free rides on CTA buses and trains are intended to accommodate students traveling to and from the 144 CPS "Children First" site locations, as well as those traveling to other alternative options such as parks and libraries.

To receive free rides, students should show their CPS ID card, reduced fare card, or other identification, and CTA bus operators or customer assistants will validate age. The free rides hours, which match the hours CPS students normally receive reduced-fare rides, will continue until CPS classes resume their normal schedule. Information on CTA routes and schedules is availalable at www.transitchicago.com.

More information about CPS' "Children First" plan is available at www.cps.edu/ChildrenFirst.

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