Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free rides on public transit for disabled veterans

The city of Chicago is offering free rides for qualifying service disabled veterans. Veterans can collect these cards at regional veteran offices in the city of Chicago. These cards are valid for both the CTA train lines, such as the Chicago "L" as well as for all buses running in the CTA system. Do note that if you are traveling west or out of the city you will have to pay to transfer to the suburban PACE bus system.

It is important to get these cards while we can because like most major cities, Chicago is facing budget shortfalls and a similiar program for seniors has now been canceled. We can thank the troubled former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagovich for promoting this free ride for veterans program. Hopefully, this program will stay in place longer than our politicians do.

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