As the CTA prepares to roll out its new Ventra fare-payment system this summer, we see more evidence of preparedness.
Earlier this year, rail station turnstiles were outfitted with the devices to be used to scan the contact-less cards. More recently, they have been installed on buses. Plus, the CTA has started running announcements about Ventra on buses, according to a RedEye report.
In addition, Ventra videos have been popping up on YouTube. The one featured here shows a rider testing a "live" card reader with Google Wallet. The device recognizes the payment device, but doesn't debit the account.
This YouTube user shows a Ventra reader "Not in Use" on a bus.