WBEZ | Department of Aging http://www.wbez.org/tags/department-aging Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Illinois notifies seniors eligible for free rides http://www.wbez.org/story/illinois-notifies-seniors-eligible-free-rides-90120 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-August/2011-08-04/2958985486_e47fee480b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Postcards are in the mail to Illinois low-income senior citizens eligible to ride free on public transit.</p><p>The Department on Aging announced Wednesday the postcards went to seniors enrolled in the Circuit Breaker program.&nbsp;</p><p>Those seniors remain eligible for free rides on public buses and trains.</p><p>Free rides are ending for other seniors, although they'll still get reduced fares. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation in February to limit the "Seniors Ride Free" program to low-income seniors.</p><p>Seniors in the Circuit Breaker program may need to contact their local public transit agency for a free ride card.</p><p>To qualify for Circuit Breaker assistance, an applicant's total income for 2010 must be less than $27,610 for a household size of one.</p></p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/illinois-notifies-seniors-eligible-free-rides-90120