Saturday, December 28, 2019

New Year's Eve free CTA rides

Something you may have seen during the week.
The Chicago Transit Authority announced Thursday it will be offering free rides to passengers the evening of New Year's Eve, in an effort to promote a safe and responsible holiday celebration.

Between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Dec. 31, customers will not need to touch their Ventra or personal bankcards at rail stations turnstiles or while boarding buses, according to a statement from CTA.

Signs will be posed reminding passengers of the free ride period, CTA said.

"It is my sincere hope the availability of safe, free rides on the CTA this New Year's Eve will mean a healthy, happy holiday for all Chicagoans," CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr said. "We wish all riders a safe and happy New Year and encourage them to allow CTA to take the wheel tonight."

As in previous years, no refunds will be issued to customers who elect to touch their fare cards or use other forms of payment during the period.
I saw an article last year about discounted rides from Uber or Lyft so feel free to check those out if you plan to party on New Years Eve 2019. 

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