For seniors, age 65 and older, who are not qualified for a low-income free ride permit, are eligible to ride RTA fixed route bus and rail services provided by the CTA, Pace, and Metra at a reduced fare with a Reduced Fare Permit.
Applications for the Reduced Fare Permit can be obtained in the Township office or found on the RTA’s website at:
A copy of a valid government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, state ID, or passport, is required to fill out the application, as well as a valid Social Security number. Once all materials are mailed in and then approved, applicants will receive their Reduced Fare Permit in the mail at their home address within 3-4 weeks.
*Please note, the Township only offers the application for the Reduced Fare Permit for seniors. The Township office does not offer the Free Ride permit applications, and does not actually issue any physical transit cards.