Fare Cards

Holdouts Finally Making The Switch To VentraMore than 200 people lined up at the Jefferson Park branch library to make the switch Thursday. A few elderly customers said they merely waited until CTA came to them, because the trip to CTA headquarters in the West Loop was too much.
CTA, Pace Begin Phasing Out Old Fare Cards Ahead Of Full Switch To VentraCTA officials said 86 percent of its fares are now paid with a Ventra card, and the agency is pushing the last of its riders to make the switch to Ventra. Pace riders have been slower to make the change, with about 60 percent of the suburban bus agency’s fares paid with Ventra cards.
Emanuel Has 'Full Confidence' In Claypool, Despite Ventra ProblemsBus 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.
Mayor To Make Sure Ventra's 'Feet Are Held To The Fire' On CTA Switchover ProblemsMayor says Ventra contractor won't get paid until system is working the way it should.
Transit Union: Delay Final Ventra Switchover Until It's FixedAmalgamated Transit Union Division 308 President Robert Kelly said the employees he represents are getting verbal abuse daily.
CTA Reinstates Ability To Buy Magnetic Fare Cards A reversal from the CTA today as the agency deals with problems with its new Ventra cards.
CTA No Longer Selling Magnetic Stripe Fare CardsThe CTA’s switchover to the new Ventra fare system was hitting a major milestone on Monday, as the agency stopped sales of its old magnetic-striped fare cards at train stations.
CTA, Pace Roll Out Ventra Fare System For All RidersOn Monday, Ventra cards will begin replacing the familiar plastic and paper fare cards with magnetic stripes, which CTA and Pace customers have been using for years.
O'Hare, Airline Employees To Get Free Rides On Blue Line For NowAs many as 3,000 airline employees and other workers at O'Hare International Airport will be able to board the CTA Blue Line free at the airport through July 12, as the transit agency scrambles to provide them with special fare cards.
CTA Rolls Back Some Controversial Ventra Fare Card FeesCTA Ventra payment card holders who use the card's controversial debit features won't be charged for talking to public transit customer service operators or using the cards for cash ATM withdrawals under new fee rollbacks revealed Thursday.
RTA Already Replacing Thousands Of New Senior Fare CardsThe Regional Transportation Authority's new senior half-fare cards have only been in use since Labor Day, but it is already replacing hundreds each week.
New Transit Fare Cards Arriving For SeniorsNew fare cards have begun to arrive from the RTA for more than 427,000 Chicago area senior citizens in the next few days.