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Free Gas and Transit Cards: Chicago Moves Card Application Still Open

Lashaunta Moore

If you want a chance to receive a free $150 gas card or a $50 public transit card, you still have time to apply for the Chicago Moves Card program.

In April, Mayor Lightfoot's office announced that the program, Chicago Moves, will help residents navigate as gas prices continue to increase. According to AAA, Illinois residents' pockets are hurting the most during inflation, paying $4.46 a gallon for gas compared to the national average of $4.23, which has since gone up from what was reported.

Applications opened at the end of April, but many residents aren't aware that they can still apply until September.

Eligibility for gas cards is based on several factors: applicants must be Chicago residents, at least 18 years old, have a current or valid City sticker, and have a household income at or below the city's medium income. The cards will be passed out through a lottery system that Chicago has been using for a lot of their giveaways.

Transit cards will be given out based on geographic data, with low-income residents being prioritized since those residents use Chicago Public Transportation the most. Below are answers to some questions you might have?

Can I receive both a gas and transit card?

No, according to sources, there's only one card per person selected, and you have to pick one on the application.

Is this only for Chicago residents?

Unfortunately, yes.

What's the catch?

Mayor Lightfoot seems like she genuinely wants to help residents; however, some people think this idea was in response to her mayoral opponent Willie Wilson's gas giveaway.

How do I apply?

Visit this website:https://webapps4.chicago.gov/eforms/chicagomovesapplication

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