Senior Transportation Programs
NEW! Ride DuPage
Starting March 2, 2009, seniors age 65 and older and residents with disabilities can receive curb-to-curb paratransit service through Ride DuPage, a subsidized transportation service. Ride DuPage replaces the Reduced Fare Taxicab Coupons and Dial-A-Ride. Fares are a flat fee of $1 per ride plus $1 for each mile traveled, and there are no coupons or ID cards associated with the program. Participants must register for the program before using it.
To register, complete the Ride DuPage Registration Form and Waiver (pdf) and send them to the City of Wheaton, Attn: Ride DuPage, 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL 60187. You can download the Ride DuPage Informational Packet, Registration Form and Waiver (pdf) online, pick them up at City Hall or call 630-260-2019.
Reduced Fare Taxicab Coupons
The City of Wheaton is no longer selling Reduced Fare Taxicab Coupons, as the program was replaced by Ride DuPage (see above).
Free Rides on Pace, CTA and Metra
All Illinois seniors age 65 and older can ride free on CTA buses, Pace buses and Metra trains. To receive free fares, seniors must sign up for RTA's reduced fare program (if they are not already registered for the program). In Wheaton, seniors can sign up at Milton Township, 1492 N. Main St., or City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St. Seniors will receive a reduced fare identification card in the mail. For more information, visit the Regional Transit Authority website.