- Associated Press - Thursday, December 29, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - New Year’s Eve in Chicago once again brings the chance to ride buses and trains for free.

The Chicago Transit Authority says free rides will begin at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and run through 4 a.m. Jan. 1. The CTA will increase the frequency of service on some popular routes that night and operate longer trains on most routes.

The free rides have been sponsored by MillerCoors for several years. Organizers say 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.

Last year, about 113,000 bus and train rides were taken during the hours of the promotion.

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