Wheaton seniors 65 years and older and those who are disabled can receive curb-to-curb transportation service from their home to any location within DuPage County through the Ride DuPage program, a subsidized transportation program. Fares are $2 per ride, plus $1 for every mile traveled within DuPage County only. Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and require 24 hours advance reservation to guarantee service. Ride DuPage is subsidized by Pace Suburban Bus Services and the City of Wheaton.
In addition to Ride DuPage, the City offers the Ride DuPage to Work program for work-related travel only. Fares are a flat fee of $3 for the first six miles, plus $1 for each additional mile traveled within DuPage County only. For more information, or to register for these programs, please contact Lindsay Qualkenbush at the City of Wheaton at 630-260-2019
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Reduced Fare Cards
The RTA Senior Ride Free Permit allows qualifying seniors age 65 and older to ride at no cost on CTA, Metra and Pace fixed route bus and rail services. Applicants must be enrolled in the Benefit Access Program administered by the Illinois Department on Aging (DOA). A Ride Free Permit for those who are disabled is also available. For more information, visit the Regional Transit Authority website or contact them directly at 312-913-3110.