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Benefit Access/Free Ride Program
Seniors and individuals with disabilities who wish to qualify for the Ride Free Transit Card must apply using the IL-1363 application and meet the eligibility requirements for Benefit Access. For more information, call 1-800-252-8966 or visit www.cbrx.il.gov to enroll. Locally, contact Central Illinois Department on Aging at (309) 674-2071 or visit www.ciaoa.net.
CityLink will provide eligible individuals with a CityLink issued identification card once qualifications have been met.
The length of the validity for the ID has been extended to two years. CityLink will process the IDs throughout the year for qualified individuals. The following forms of identification must be brought with individuals when getting an ID renewed or being issued a new ID:
- Certificate of Eligibility
- Photo ID
- $1.00 fee
LOCATION, DAYS & HOURS OF OPERATION
CityLink Transit Center (2nd Floor)
407 SW Adams St.
Peoria, IL 61602
The hours and days to obtain Benefit Access identification cards have expanded beginning in February 2016 and are as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Other times may be scheduled by appointment only. Please call Transportation Specialist Marica Whitehead at (309) 679-8183 to schedule an appointment outside of the days and hours listed above.
**Please note, passes that expired in 2015 will no longer be valid to use in 2016.
Please contact the Mobility and Special Services Department for any questions regarding reduced fares at (309) 679-8183.