Click here and find tips on how to Ride Smart Chicago!  Passengers should be equipped with important information needed when riding in a   taxicab, ride-hail, limousine, charter bus, tour boat or pedicab vehicle.

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Protect yourself and others by Adhering below Guidelines.

Phase 3 Guidelines for Taxi and Ride Hail  City of Chicago Centralized Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Taxicab Dispatch Service  CHICABS One Pager

CHICABS offers safe and secure options to hail and/or pay for a Chicago taxicab ride.
CHICABS offers options for taxicab passengers to electronically hail (E-Hail) a taxicab through a mobile app.  CHICABS approved apps also let passengers electronically pay (E-Pay) for the taxicab fare through the app.


Two or more independent travelers may choose to share a taxi from a designated airport cab stand for a flat rate per person at the following rates:


From O'Hare to Downtown or McCormick Place

$24.00 per person

From Midway to Downtown or McCormick Place

$18.00 per person

From O'Hare to Midway

$37.00 per person

From Midway to O'Hare

$37.00 per person


  • “Downtown” is 22nd Street (South), Fullerton Avenue (North), Ashland Avenue (West), and Lake Michigan (East), and includes McCormick Place
  • A minimum of two passengers and maximum of four passengers originating from specified locations and ending within specified locations for a specified flat fee per person
  • Shared rides shall be in operation only at designated airport cab stands when authorized personnel are on duty



Download ARRO from the Apple App Store or Google Play

Click to View HOW to USE ARRO

Download CURB from the Apple App Store  or Google Play 

Click to View HOW to USE CURB

Click to View CURB bonus video for safety 


Information for Taxicab Drivers:

Taxicab drivers can register directly on-line for both or one of the following CHICABS program approved APPS:

Register at
Register at

Video CURB Taxi App - Your Questions Answered Webinar

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►   Rules and Regulations governing City of Chicago licensed public vehicles and public chauffeurs are available at
►   The Municipal Code of Chicago is available at

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