Tag: Ventra

Signs of Ventra CTA fare readers proliferating as launch nears

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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... Read more »

CTA is planning big Ventra education campaign; "Ventra mobiles" to hit the streets

In my nine years of blogging about all things CTA, I have never gotten more email about one topic than Ventra. Ventra is the new way to pay fares on both the CTA and Pace set to debut this summer. It features a contactless fare card plus an optional debit card – an option that’s... Read more »