Chicago Students To Get Free Ride … On CTA

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — The CTA is giving some Chicago students free rides to high school.

The $50,000 program will provide free CTA passes to 500 low-income students at five Chicago Public Schools – 100 students each at Wells Community Academy High School, Englewood Urban Prep Academy, Roger C Sullivan High School , Ellen H Richards Career Academy High School and Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the idea came from his Mayoral Youth Commission.

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“When I was out campaigning at the L stops and there had not been a time … where I have not had kids come to me and say, can you give me 50 cents or a dollar so I can get to school,” Emanuel said. “As soon as they said it, it touched a chord with me that our kids many times face the difficulty of…

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