City Notified about Metra’s Policy Changes for Reduced Fares
The City was delivered a notice regarding a Metra Policy Change. Metra will no longer be accepting any I.D. or Medicare Cards for a reduced fare. However, RTA Cards will be acceptable. If you are 65 years or older and are not enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging's Circuit Breaker program, you are eligible for reduced fare. To see if you qualify for a card, please contact the RTA at 312/913-3110 or call Maine Township at 847/297-2510 (located at 1700 Ballard Road, just west of Greenwood Avenue). Park Ridge City Hall does not distribute RTA cards.
Student's who wish to ride Metra and save with the Student Reduced Fare program will need to provide a valid 2012/2013 Student I.D. card.
Both changes are effective October 15, 2012.