Ventra App Proves Popular With Transit Riders On Public DebutThe Ventra smart phone app is off to a fast start. By mid-afternoon Thursday, the first day it was available to the general public, more than 20,000 people had downloaded the free app and it was the #3 trending app at The App Store.
Ventra App To Allow Transit Users To Pay Fares On Their PhonesGetting around Chicago on public transportation is about to get a lot easier. The CTA, Metra, and Pace have announced a new app that will allow riders to pay for fares on all three systems using their mobile devices.
Testing Begins For Ventra Smartphone AppTesting is underway on the Ventra smartphone app. This time, the area's transit agencies are trying to ensure that the bugs are worked out before its release.
Fares For Suburban Pace Riders Who Use Cash Could Be Going UpFares may be going up for Pace suburban bus riders who use cash.
Rollout Of Ventra App Delayed Until FallCTA spokesperson Tammy Chase said the area's transit agencies are going to bring in between 20 and 30 experienced beta testers from the Smart Chicago Collaborative's Civic User Testing Group to iron out those problems that exist.
CTA Rider Satisfaction Down, But Still HighThe vast majority of customers are satisfied with their CTA service, but fewer feel that way than three years ago — especially if they are bus riders, a study indicates.
CTA Cracking Down On Misuse Of Reduced Fare Transit CardsCTA president Forrest Claypool says misuse of reduced and free transit cards is both immoral and costly to the agency so he's cracking down on the $3 million annual scam.
New App Will Allow Ventra Users To Manage Account On Their Smart PhoneMetra riders are used to carrying a ticket and tucking that paper under the metal tab in front of you. But CBS 2's Ed Curran says a new app will soon let you buy a ticket for Metra on your phone and keep it there.
Survey: CTA Leaves Low-Income Chicagoans Behind With VentraThe Chicago Transit Authority's transition to Ventra may -- after a series of early hiccups -- have finally started to work for the majority of CTA riders, but there's one group Ventra does not seem to be benefiting: low-income Chicagoans.
Final Transition To Ventra Goes Smoothly For CTA, PaceThe CTA and Pace say they're not aware of any problems with the final changeover to Ventra cards. WBBM's Bob Roberts spoke with both agencies.
CTA To Stop Accepting Old Farecards TuesdayThe end is at hand for the last of CTA's old farecards.
CTA Moving Closer To Full Conversion To Ventra Sunday marks another step in the CTA’s conversion to the Ventra fare card, as riders will no longer be able to load money onto their magnetic strip cards or Chicago and Chicago Plus cards.