The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers a variety of options for accessible transportation including:
Bus: All CTA our bus routes are fully accessible to customers with disabilities. Lifts and ramps on all buses are available for use upon request by anyone who has trouble with steps, even temporarily.
Train: The majority of CTA’s train stations have elevators or ramps to provide access for customers with disabilities. All of CTA’s trains include accessible rail cars. The 95th/Dan Ryan station on the Red Line is fully accessible. For the latest information on elevator outages, click here.
Special door-to-door services are provided within Chicago and certain nearby suburbs to “ADA Paratransit Certified” customers. These services are now provided by Pace. Advance Reservations are required. For more information, please visit www.pacebus.com. To apply for Paratransit eligibility, call the Regional Transportation Authority at 1-312-663-HELP (or 1-312-663-4357) to get an application. For general Paratransit information, call Pace at 1-800-606-1282 (or 1-847-364-7223) or TTY 1-888-847-0093.
Chicago Taxi Access Program
Allows “ADA Paratransit Certified” customers to travel in specially designated Chicago taxicabs at reduced rates anywhere in Chicago. These services are managed by Pace effective July 1, 2006. For an eligibility application or general information, call the numbers listed above or visit www.pacebus.com.