RTA & Ventra Cards
Applications are available for seniors age 65 and older, or persons with disabilities to apply for the Transit Permit – VENTRA card. The Ventra fare payment system is a convenient way to access and pay for Metra train and bus rides on CTA and PACE.
Senior applicants must verify their age by supplying a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or resident alien card.
Disabled applicants must provide proof of disability and a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or resident alien card.
The Ride Free program will be limited to low-income seniors or persons with disabilities who will meet the income requirements set by the State of Illinois Department of Aging – Benefit Access Program. To apply for the Benefit Access Program, call the General Assistance Department at 847-297-2510 ext. 236.
Seniors or persons with disabilities who are not eligible for the Benefit Access Program will be eligible for a Reduced Fare Permit to ride public transportation.
For more information on RTA & Ventra Cards visit rtachicago.org.