This is great news from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)!!
All students who are accompanied by an adult will get to ride for free on the first day of school. Everyone knows that the children being in school for the first day is a great start to the school year for them as it gets them in the right frame of mind of how important it is to be in school.
Kudo to the CTA for making this available to the students of Chicago!!
Read more as reported by WGN:
The CTA will offer free rides to every student and accompanying adults on the first day of school for CPS — Tuesday, Sept. 5.
This program, first launched seven years ago, was meant to promote first day of school attendance in hopes that good attendance continues throughout the year.
For the rest of the school year, students and parents are eligible to receive reduced rates of just 75 cents to ride CTA trains and buses on school days.
The reduced rate is available for full-time students Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on days when school is in session with use of the student Ventra card, which most students get directly from their school.