Seniors Ride Free Program
The seniors ride free program is sponsored by RTA and is available for Illinois residents aged 65 or older who reside in the RTA service regions of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will County. Seniors are eligible for free transit on fixed routes operated by Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Metra and Pace.
You will need an Illinois government-issued State ID and/or Drivers License to verify age and residency. Applicants must qualify for Benefit Access Applications to be elligible for the Senior Ride-Free Program.
The Transportation Department will charge $1.00 for photo. You may choose to bring in your own 2 x 2 passport photo.
In approximately 3-4 weeks you will receive in the mail at your home address your Senior Ride Free Smart Card.