11/24/2010 01:48 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Riding While Dead: Widespread Abuse Discovered In RTA's 'Seniors Ride Free' Program

CHICAGO--In Chicago, the dead are known to vote. Turns out they also take public transit, according to an investigation by the Better Government Association and Fox Chicago News.

A yet-to-be-released government audit found widespread abuse of a taxpayer-subsidized program that lets senior citizens ride free on the CTA, Pace and Metra -- with a number of instances of senior free-ride passes being used on trains and buses after the registered cardholders had died.

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