CTA offering free rides on New Year's Eve; Uber, Lyft offering discounts

CHICAGO (WLS) -- After the last bottle of bubbly has been poured, New Year's revelers' next priority should be getting home safely.

The CTA is offering free rides on New Year's Eve.

You can ride the CTA for free between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. You won't need to use your Ventra card, but a warning: if you do accidentally use your card, you will still be charged a regular fare, so be careful.

There are other transportation deals for New Year's revelers to take advantage of. The first 4,000 Uber riders can get a discount using the code: MLNYE18. There's also a discount code for Lyft: JDNYE18.

The W&W Towing Company is typically busy this time of year, owner Early Walker said, towing cars that have been smashed to pieces.

"We see accidents around this time more frequently than we do on the norm," he said.

The company is offering free towing to people in the south suburbs who are too intoxicated to drive between midnight and 3 a.m. They can be contacted at (708)-969-2159.

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