Some 90,000 Chicago Public Schools students eventually will be able to use their student IDs to catch the L, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Under an expansion of a program approved Aug. 13 by the Chicago Transportation Authority, CPS high school students will receive new IDs that grant them reduced fares and can be used like CTA "Chicago Cards’ on trains and buses. Before, students had to carry three different cards to get the discounted fares of 85 cents per ride on school days between 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. But earlier this year, the CTA started a pilot program at two high schools that essentially combined the student IDs with Chicago Cards, which can be loaded with money to be used on public transit.
Prior to the pilot, one out of four students at the two schools used the three cards to get reduced fares. But afterward, three out of four used their new IDs to ride public transportation, officials said…

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