RTA Reduced Fare and Ride Free Permits

RTA Reduced Fare & Ride Free Permits may be used on CTA, Metra, and Pace fixed route bus and rail service.  

This program operates independently of Ride DuPage.   


Persons with disabilities who are 64 years of age or younger and are enrolled in the Illinois Department of Aging Benefit Access Program are eligible for a Ride Free Permit. Persons with disabilities who are 64 years of age or younger and are not enrolled in the Benefit Access Program are eligible for a Reduced Fare Permit.  The Persons with Disabilities Permit Application for both Ride Free & Reduced Fare is available below and also at the Township Office.  


If you are 65 years or older and enrolled in the Benefit Access Program, you are eligible for a Ride Free Permit.  

If you are 65 years or older and not enrolled in the Benefit Access Program, you are eligible for a Reduced Fare Permit.   Both the Ride Free and Reduced Fare Senior Brochures and Applications are listed below and at our office.  


We here at Milton will gladly assist you in taking a picture required for your RTA card and will mail your application upon completion.  It takes roughly 3-4 weeks for you to receive your card in the mail.  


Qualified people with disabilities and Medicare recipients may ride all RTA fixed-route services (regularly scheduled CTA, Metra and Pace buses or trains in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) at a reduced fare. 

Additionally, in accordance with state law, the RTA issues Ride Free Permits for all RTA fixed-route services to any Illinois resident who is enrolled in the Illinois Department of Aging Benefit Access Program.


For further information, visit the RTA website which also contains the brochures and permits listed below.