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Ventra

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  • Riders to pay $5 to get Ventra cards at retail stores

    Riders to pay $5 to get Ventra cards at retail stores
    CTA riders who get their Ventra cards from retailers, online or by phone will now have to pay a $5 fee that can be refunded as transit credit if riders register the card.
  • CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend

    CTA adds service for Fourth of July weekend
    The CTA is adding extra service to events around the city this weekend in anticipation of more riders, some of whom will be navigating the system for the first time since the CTA completed its transition to Ventra on Tuesday. The CTA is adding service...

    CTA completes switch to Ventra today

    CTA completes switch to Ventra today
    Old transit fare cards won’t buy rides on the CTA and Pace starting today with the completion of a sometimes grueling 10-month transition to the new Ventra fare-collection system. Starting Tuesday, bus customers will be required to pay fares...

    Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar

    Free transit rides come with a price as numbers soar
    First it was Rod Blagojevich who sent free rides soaring on the Chicago area's transit system, and now the lingering effects of the Great Recession are keeping the numbers high, experts say. The former governor's gift of free rides to all Illinois...

    CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route

    CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route
    Ever been on a bus and thought that you could walk faster because the bus appeared to stop every few feet to pick up riders? The CTA may be tackling this problem of too many stops on one of its most popular east-west routes. The CTA is proposing...