CTA offering penny rides for New Year's Eve

December 31, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The one penny fare for train and bus rides begins Friday at 8 p.m., and will last until Saturday at 6 a.m.

Officials say several bus and rail routes also will have later service hours to accommodate for the holiday and offer a safe option for travelers.

Chicago transit officials also say service will operate on a regular weekday schedule on a Sunday or holiday schedule on Saturday, New Year's Day.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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