Benefits Access is what many people still call the Circuit Breaker. This program gives a discount on your license plate ($75 off) and free rides on the Metra, PACE, and CTA. After your on-line application is approved (application link: https://webapps.illinois.gov/AGE/BAA/Welcome.aspx), you will need to print your certificate to take with you when you go to the Secretary of State’s office to renew your license plate registration. Once approved your Benefits Access application is good for 2 years, the beginning and end dates will be on the certificate.
To sign-up for free public transportation, print and complete the registration form found here: http://rtachicago.org/rider-resources/reduced-fare/ride-free-permits and take this, the Benefits Access Certificate, and a 2”x2” picture to the RTA Free Ride Registration Sites to complete your registration.
Qualifications: You must be 65 years or older by December 31 of the current year or 16 – 64 years of age and totally disabled before January 1 of this year; and you must be a resident of Illinois at the time you file this application; and your income must be less than: $27,610 for a 1 person household, $36,635 for a 2 person household, $45,657 for a 3 person household.
Senior RTA Reduced Fare Card
If you are 65 years or older and do not qualify for Benefits Access, you can apply for a Reduced Fare Card to ride PACE, CTA, and Metra. Info here: http://www.rtachicago.org/rider-resources/reduced-fare/reduced-fare-permits
Application and Instructions here: http://www.rtachicago.org/files/documents/riderservices/Senior%20Permit%20Application.pdf
There are transportation services available for seniors that provide a safe and cost effective way to maintain your independence and to be able to continue to get around the community and even to some outside of Kendall County doctor appointments.
Please research private companies to compare prices and service.
Kendall Area Transit (KAT):
109 W. Ridge St., Room 002, Yorkville, IL 60560
Open to all Kendall county residents, must complete application and register prior to first use. Call 2-6 days in advance for most rides. Call KAT with any question. Applications can be found on-line or by calling KAT.
Fares (one way)
- $3.00 curb-to-curb or $5.00 door-to-door.
- For destinations outside of the county, an additional $2.00 fee will be added.
- Seniors (60 years of age and older) receive a $1.00 off all fares.
*Please note KAT only transports registered riders to designated locations outside of Kendall County.
Hours of Service
- Bus services: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. with last scheduled reservation at 5:30 p.m. (except holidays).
- Reservation office hours are 8:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday (except holidays).
*When scheduling trips, priority will be given to those with disabilities and to senior citizens.
- Kendall Cab: 630-546-1290, com (offers senior discount)
- Efficient Taxi: 630-880-TAXI (8294), effiecienttaxi.com/cities/oswego/
- Montgomery Cab: 630-844-9778, montgomerycab.com
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