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'Seniors Ride Free' To Expire For Most 65-Plus Transit Riders

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

Beginning next week, many senior citizens will lose access to the program providing free rides for qualifying passengers on Metra, CTA and Pace. The f...

In Budget Crisis, Free Rides For Seniors Could Go

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Late in his administration, seeking support from a vital constituency, Governor Rod Blagojevich pushed through a measure allowing all senior citizens,...

CTA Free Rides For Seniors: Senate Votes 57-0 To Restrict Free Rides By Income

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to significantly curb the free rides for seniors program, but aides to Gov. Pat Quinn indicated he ...

CTA Free Rides For Seniors May Still Get Scaled Back In New Bill

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Free rides for senior citizens on buses and trains would be scaled back significantly and transit systems throughout Illinois would net millions dolla...

Senate Rejects Bill To Limit Free Rides For Seniors

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Regardless of their income, senior citizens can continue riding Chicago-area mass transit for free after the state Senate Wednesday preserved what a G...

State House Passes Bill To End Free Rides For Many Seniors

The Capitol Fax Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The House has overhwelmingly passed a bill to get rid of free rides for all seniors, regardless of income. 83 members voted "Yes." If the bill becomes...

Quinn Open To Ending Automatic Free Rides For Seniors

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn indicated today he supports eliminating the blanket free-ride program for seniors on Chicago area mass transit in favor of a plan that...

Free Rides For Seniors Survives Threat Of Scale-Back

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A proposal to cut free bus and train rides for seniors crashed and burned today in the statehouse. Lawmakers say they will not move forward with plans...

CTA Fare Hike Won't End Free Rides For Seniors

CBS 2 | Kristyn Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senior citizens are still riding the CTA for free. This, despite more than one thousand threatened CTA lay-offs, service reductions, and dramatic fare...

RTA: End Free Rides For All Seniors

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Regional Transportation Authority today called for state lawmakers to repeal free rides for seniors in light of a serious budget crunch....

House Committee Approves Ending Free Rides For Seniors

State Journal-Register | DOUG FINKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A House committee voted today to curtail free transit rides for seniors in Illinois....

Daley: Scrap Free CTA Rides For Seniors To Aid Budget Crunch

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The CTA's plan to cut service dramatically and raise fares as high as $3 for express bus and rapid transit service is "very, very ugly," but so is the...