Discounted Fare and Ride Free Programs
The RTA coordinates reduced fare and ride free programs for the entire region. Older adults, people with disabilities, and military personnel may be eligible for these discounts. As of March 2022, about 325,000 people have permits to ride CTA, Metra, and Pace at reduced rates or for free.
Apply online using the Fare Portal below or for in person assistance with Ride Free and Reduced Fare cards, you can find your nearest registration site using our Registration Site Locator. *View information on full- and half-day closures below.