Changes to Taxi Discount Program opens discount to more residents
The Village Board has recently approved changes to the Village's Taxi Discount Program. Coupon values have been increased from $5 to $7 off a one-way fare, and income criteria have been modified to match the Illinois Department on Aging guidelines making it possible for more residents to qualify for this program.
The Taxi Discount Program is open to all eligible residents who are 60 years or older, have a disability or meet income criteria. Participants can receive 10 coupons at no charge each month, and each coupon is valued at $7 off a one-way fare.
The response to the Taxi Discount Program has been positive, and many residents are finding it helpful. Taxi coupons can be used for any purpose, such as trips to the doctor, grocery store and airport, as long as the ride begins or ends in Hoffman Estates. Three taxi companies currently accept Village coupons.
For more information, or if you are a current participant and have run out of coupons, call 847-252-5800 to speak with the Transportation and Engineering Division.
See program details and registration forms at www.hoffmanestates.org/transportation, under the "Public Transit" section.