Cubic Transportation Systems

Forrest Claypool

Emanuel Has ‘Full Confidence’ In Claypool, Despite Ventra Problems

Bus drivers have said they’re seeing fewer problems with Ventra fare cards, and the mayor said he’s not holding Claypool responsible for the foul-ups with the switchover to Ventra.

12/03/2013

Ventra reader (CBS)

CTA Union: Ventra System Allowing Commuters To Ride For Free

A union official on Thursday showed reporters a photograph of a Ventra card that worked –- despite having a negative balance of $272.50.

11/21/2013

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Paying Up To $245K For Ventra Calls After Original Vendor Swamped

“Courtesy calls” to Ventra customers are being made by a vendor hired by the Chicago Transit Authority for up to $245,000 without CTA board approval as part of an “unforeseen” Ventra expense, CTA officials said Monday.

10/29/2013

Pace Bus

Pace to Join CTA In Contract For Fare Payment With Credit Cards, Smart Phones

Pace has officially wedded itself to the Chicago Transit Authority’s effort to allow riders to pay their fares using credit and debit cards, and eventually using smart phones.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2012