Subsidized Taxicab Program

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The City of Evanston offers a special low-cost taxicab service to Evanston seniors over the age of 65, and residents with ambulatory disabilities who are registered for the Evanston Benefit Card.  The registered taxicab rider uses taxicab coupons in place of cash for each taxicab ride. Taxicab drivers are reimbursed by the City for each validated coupon. Service area includes anywhere in the City of Evanston, Lincolnwood, Skokie and Wilmette, with no in-between stops.

How do I purchase coupons?

Coupons may be purchased IN PERSON at three locations during the following times:
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Parks Recreation and Community Services Office, 2100 Ridge Ave.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Coupons may be purchased BY MAIL with a check sent to Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202. Please write your Evanston Benefit Card I.D. number on your check.

Coupons may be purchased BY TELEPHONE with a debit or credit card. They will be mailed to you within a week. Please call the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250. 

Note: up to 10 coupons per week may be purchased.   

$4 for a one-way trip coupon purchased from City of Evanston.  Service area includes anywhere in the City of Evanston, Lincolnwood, Skokie and Wilmette, with no in-between stops
$1 for each additional passenger paid directly to cab driver.
Any Evanston cab company may be used (listed below).
American Taxi.........847-673-1000
303 Cab...................847-733-0303
Norshore Cab.........847-864-7500
Metro Cab ..............847-662-6000

For more information, please contact 311 (847-448-4311) or email at: aging@cityof@cityofevanston.org.