Ventra cards

Ventra reader (CBS)

Ventra Cards Become Only Way To Pay For CTA, Pace On July 1

When Ventra was first unveiled in September, there were massive teething problems.

03/14/2014

A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

CTA Rolls Back Some Controversial Ventra Fare Card Fees

CTA 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.

05/24/2013

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New CTA, Pace Fare System Begins Next Summer

The new fare payment system starts next summer. You’ll be able to pay with special Ventra cards or even use your own credit or debit cards that are equipped with special chips, so you can tap the cards to pay for a fare.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012