Free transit rides help shuttle CPS students back to school | WBEZ: "Chicago's public school students are getting a free ride on their first day of class.
Thanks to a partnership between the schools, the Chicago Transit Authority and businesses, kids can ride free Tuesday on city buses and trains. Adults with them can ride free, too, between 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. that day. Those are the usual hours for reduced-fare rides. Kids with student cards will also be eligible.
Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard says instruction begins on day one and that getting kids there on time can help ensure they're ready to learn."
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