Posts tagged "CTA smart cards"

RTA universal fare card to arrive by 2015

The year 2015 can’t come soon enough. That’s when the CTA, Metra and Pace are required by state law to issue a single smart card that riders of all three transit agencies can use to pay fares. Gov. Quinn signed the bill into law Thursday. Last year the agencies had jointly decided to develop just... Read more »

How CTA fare hike affects different rider profiles

The Trib’s Getting Around columnist, Jon Hilkevitch, in Monday’s column told us: “Many riders have taken a second look at how they pay their way aboard buses and trains since a fare hike this year and the elimination of popular bonuses when value was added to CTA “smart cards” and the end of discounts given... Read more »