Hurry! $50 in Transit Credit When You Sign Up for the Chicago Card Plus I-GO Card

A new incentive will provide $50 in transit credit for people who sign up for the Chicago Card Plus I-GO Card before February 29.

A new incentive will provide $50 in transit credit for people who get the Chicago Card Plus I-GO card before Feb. 29.

Between now and February 29, people who sign up for a joint Chicago Card Plus I-GO card for use on the CTA and in I-GO Car Sharing vehicles will receive $50 in transit credit and a heavily discounted I-GO membership. The Chicago Card Plus I-GO card is the only one of its kind in the nation, allowing a seamless transfer between public transit and a car sharing vehicle.

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“If you’ve been thinking about ditching your car and simplifying your life with transit and car sharing, there’s never been a better time to make the leap,” said Kathryn Tholin, director of Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), which is administering the incentive program on behalf of Cook County. “Owning a car is expensive, a hassle, and can have a large carbon footprint. Using integrated transit and car sharing instead of owning a car is good for people’s budgets, stress levels, and the environment.”

Chicago Card Plus I-GO incentive at a glance:

  • Ends February 29, 2012
  • Applicants must be new I-GO members and pass a driving record check
  • I-GO membership is $15 (a savings of $60)
  • $50 in transit fare credit loaded to card within 10 days after application approval.

The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is administering the program in coordination with CNT. Funding for this initiative is made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to promote sustainable transportation options.

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