Chicago residents who’ve spent all their cash by 3 a.m. on New Year’s Eve don’t have to worry about pulling out their keys at the end of the night.
The CTA is continuing its tradition of penny CTA rides on trains and buses—but this year, is waving the fee altogether. The free ride goes from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.
The sponsorship is a $1.3 million, 3-year commitment to safe roads, according to the CTA.
The program is aimed to combat drunk driving, but also prevent pedestrian accidents. New Year’s Day in Chicago was found as the deadliest day of the year for walkers, the Chicago Tribune reported.