3525 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543

Transportation Resources

Benefits Access

The Benefit Access Program offers two benefits for seniors and persons with  disabilities.  Click https://ilaging.illinois.gov/benefitsaccess.html
Eligibility is determined by income, residency, age and/or disability utilizing an
online application.    Age Requirements: 65 years of age or older before January 1 of the current year; or You must become 65 years of age this year; or You must be 16 years of age or older before January 1 of the current year and qualify as disabled.
Residency Requirements: You must live in Illinois at the time you file your  application.  Income Requirements:  Total income last year must be: One Person Household: less than $33,562.  Two Person Household:  Less than $44,533.  Three Person Household: $55,500.  Apply on-line at: https://webapps.illinois.gov/AGE/BAA/Welcome.aspx

After your on-line application is approved  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.  You must also have this Benefits Access certificate to apply for Free Ride Transit.  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.

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 http://www.rtachicago.org/files/documents/riderservices/Senior%20Permit%20Application.pdf

Transportation Services

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 6:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. with last scheduled reservation at 6:30 p.m. (except holidays).
  • Reservation office hours are 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday (except holidays).

*When scheduling trips, priority will be given to those with disabilities and to senior citizens.