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.
CTA's Full Transition To Ventra At Least Two Months AwayCTA is a lot happier now with the Ventra farecard than it was even a month ago. But CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday that the final phase-out of old fare cards is at least two months off.
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.