The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will host a public hearing to communicate changes to the Seniors Ride Free program at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Seniors age 65 or older are encouraged to attend the hearing to learn about the program changes and the timetable for the changes to take effect.

Legislation that became law in February restricted free rides to low income Illinois seniors that are enrolled in the Circuit Breaker program managed by the Illinois Department on Aging. All other seniors will be required to pay a reduced fare. The changes take effect this summer.

This is one in a series of meetings. Meetings are open to the public and locations are ADA accessible. If you require a reasonable accommodation such as a language translator or hearing interpreter in order to attend a meeting or have questions, please call 312-913-3153 (TTY: 312-913-3111) or email at least three business days before the meeting. For more information, please visit