AAA is dedicated to keeping seniors driving for as long as safely possible. We also are committed to promoting viable transportation options for seniors who can no longer drive independently.
This website is intended to provide users with general information to help them better understand the traffic safety implications of certain health conditions and human behaviors.
Mature Driver Training
Even the most experienced driver can benefit from learning about the changes that affect us as we age. AAA’s Mature Driver Training course delivers tips to help older drivers compensate for changing vision, reflexes and response time. It also shows how many of yesterday’s driving methods have been replaced by more advanced, risk-reducing driving techniques.
RTA Reduced Fare & Ride Free Permits may be used on CTA, Metra, and Pace fixed route bus and rail service. This program operates independently of Ride DuPage.
If you are 65 years or older and enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging's Benefit Access Program, you are eligible for a Ride Free Permit. If you are 65 years or older and not enrolled in the Benefit Access Program, you are eligible for a Reduced Fare Permit.
Qualified people with disabilities and Medicare recipients may ride all RTA fixed-route services (regularly scheduled CTA, Metra and Pace buses or trains in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) at a reduced fare.
Additionally, in accordance with state law, the RTA issues Ride Free Permits for all RTA fixed-route services to any Illinois resident who is enrolled in theIllinois Department of Aging Benefit Access Program.
Persons with disabilities that are 64 years of age or younger and are enrolled in the Benefit Access Program are eligible for a Ride Free Permit (application here). Persons with disabilities that are 64 years of age or younger and are not enrolled in the Benefit Access Program are eligible for a Reduced Fare Permit (application here). The Persons with Disabilities Permit Application for both Ride Free & Reduced Fare can be downloaded from above links and may be completed at the Township Office.
We will gladly assist you in taking a picture required for your RTA card and will mail your application upon completion. It takes roughly 3-4 weeks for you to receive your card in the mail. For further information, visit the Ride Free Permits page or Reduced Fare Permits page on theRegional Transportation Authority website.
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The Ride DuPage program serves Township residents who are 65 years of age and disabled persons of all ages who are in need of special transportation within DuPage County for medical appointments, volunteer work, shopping, social visits, etc. Working in cooperation with Pace, the Suburban Bus Division of the RTA, the service provides curb-to-curb transportation 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Fares are a flat fee of $2 per ride plus $1 for each mile traveled within DuPage County only.
Participants must register for the program prior to making a reservation. Applicants under 65 must have a current RTA Reduced Fare or Ride Free Permit in order to qualify for Ride DuPage. Users should make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance and may make reservations as early as 7 days prior to the day of travel.
If you live in incorporated Glen Ellyn you need to contact the Glen Ellyn Senior Center (630.858.6343). For incorporated Wheaton riders find a registration form here.
All other Milton Township riders may review the Rider's Guide and complete the Ride DuPage RegistrationForm in person at the Township Office or send it to:
Attn: Ride DuPage
1492 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
In addition to Ride DuPage, the Township offers the Ride DuPage to Work program for work related travel only. Fares are a flat fee of $3 for the first 6 miles, plus $1 for each additional mile traveled within DuPage County only.
For further information about these programs, please contact the Social Services Coordinator, Jo Gantzer, at 630-668-1616 or email@example.com . Additional information about Ride DuPage can be found at the Ride DuPage website.
Transportation Services for Seniors
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