Popularity Of Ventra App Paves Uncertain Future For Metra Ticketing StationsMetra passed a new budget for 2019 on Friday without raising ticket fares, but officials detailed a need for $5 billion in investments over the next several years.
Some Ventra Cards Expiring As New Year ArrivesThe first cards issued when Ventra launched in 2013 have begun expiring, and registered users should have received new cards in the mail.
RTA Approves Fare Hikes At CTA, Metra, PaceThe RTA board approved Thursday fare increases for CTA, Metra and Pace as part of the 2018 Regional Transit Operating Budget.
Some Ventra Cards Set To Expire At End Of DecemberSome CTA riders have decisions to make about their expiring Ventra cards.
New Chicago Municipal ID To Function As Transit, Library CardThe City Clerk’s office will oversee the program, and the CTA will provide blank Ventra cards to make the 3-in-1 card possible.
Ventra App Exceeds 2 Million Downloads In Less Than 2 YearsThe Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace announced Friday that the Ventra transit app has been downloaded more than two million times.
Ventra App Surpasses 1 Million DownloadsThe Ventra app has been downloaded more than one million times in less than a year since its debut.
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.