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Free Rides for Seniors

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

Better Government Association/ Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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

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 ...

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 Funding Cut By $35 Million: 'Everything Is On The Table'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority will have to make do with $35 million less this year after the Regional Transportation Authority board cut the operating...

Legislator Seeks To Limit CTA's Free Rides For Seniors

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Legislature is considering putting restrictions on the free rides on public transportation now being offered seniors. A ...

Blagojevich's CTA Board Appointee Rejects Fare Increase

Chicago Sun-Times | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

New CTA board member Sheila Nix said if the vote on a proposed fare increase were held today, she'd go against it. "At first glance, yes, I think I w...