CTA: Ride Free on New Year’s Eve

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New Year's Eve merrymakers in Chicago will be able to ride the bus and train for free.

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Monday that free rides will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday and run through 4 a.m. Thursday. The CTA will increase the frequency of service on some popular routes that night.

The free rides are sponsored by MillerCoors. Organizers said it's a safe travel option for people celebrating.

Riders shouldn't use their fare cards during the free ride period because no refunds will be issued.

About 150,000 CTA bus and train rides are taken on the holiday annually.

There will be a lot of parties to choose from to celebrate the New Year. NBC’s Lee Ann Trotter reports.
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