Chicago Bus And Train Rides Free On New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2015

Revelers ringing in the new year in Chicago will be able to ride the bus and train for free.

Credit Mayor.cityofchicago.org

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Wednesday that free rides will begin at 10 p.m. Thursday and run through 4 a.m. Friday. The CTA will increase the frequency of service on some popular routes that night.

The free rides are sponsored by MillerCoors. Organizers say it's a safe travel option for people celebrating.

Riders shouldn't use their fare cards during the free ride period because no refunds will be issued. Signs will remind riders about the free rides.

About 150,000 CTA bus and train rides are taken on the New Year's Eve holiday annually.