The Village of Schaumburg is one of the region's RTA's processing centers where you can fill out an application to receive the RTA Reduced Fare and Ride Free Permit Card. This card is available for seniors or for people with a disability and allows qualifying riders to ride Metra, Pace buses, and CTA buses and trains at a reduced rate.
Reduced Fare Permit Card - All individuals 65 years old and older and individuals with disabilities who who are ineligible for the RTA Ride Free Card. Note that Seniors may apply within three (3) weeks of their 65th birthday.
Ride Free Permit Card - Individuals 65 years old and older and individuals with disabilities who are enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging’s Benefit Access program. Applicants must be enrolled in the Benefit Access Program before applying. Schaumburg residents can enroll in the Benefit Access Program at your local township. If you are unsure if you enrolled, you can call village staff at 847.923.3861.
Where to Go:
Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center
101 Schaumburg Court
8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
The Transportation Department is located at the lower level of the building. Please call 847.923.3861 or email Norma Higgins at email@example.com if you require special assistance. For persons requiring an elevator, please enter the building at the main entrance by the flag pole.
What to Bring
The Village of Schaumburg Transportation Department will:
The village will then mail your application with the copy of your ID, supporting documents, and photograph to the RTA. The RTA will create the Reduce or Free Fare Permit ID and mail it to your home address provided on the application.
Allow up to six (6) weeks from the application date to receive your Card.
If your Card is lost or stolen, you must fill out a replacement application. Applications are available at the village’s Transportation Department or call the RTA 847.836.7000. The fee is $5 for the first replacement and $10 for each additional replacement. You will be required to mail the application and payment directly to the RTA. It is not necessary to submit another photograph and picture ID.
If your Card has expired or is expiring soon, you need to re-apply. Simply call an RTA Customer Service Representative at 847.836.7000 between 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Please have your social security number and the ID number on the bottom of your permit ready.
Please follow the link to find more information on updates and changes to the RTA Free and Reduced Fare permit cards. RTA Fare Programs for Seniors and Disabled Persons.