Tag: Chicago Card Plus

How to make your CTA smart card last at least four years

I asked for your tips on how you keep your Chicago Card or Chicago Card Plus working for the full four years before it expires. And you responded big time with great ideas. The common thread is keeping the card in some kind of protective case. Also, check out this post from a year ago:... Read more »

Weekend news pickup: Union rally, Red Line wheelchair accident

Here’s some CTA news you may have missed over the weekend: Unions rally for CTA funding. CTA operators unions were joined by union colleagues from the city and from around the country Saturday in a rally against the CTA service cuts. Rev. Jesse Jackson of Rainbow PUSH led the rally, calling for more federal funding... Read more »

Check your Chicago Card expiration date -- 60,000 to expire this year

The CTA warns those who bought their Chicago Card or Chicago Card Plus four years ago that the card will expire this year. There are almost 60,000 cards that will expire beginning in April and through the end of the year. Riders who registered their Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus users will be notified... Read more »

2,500 riders get $2.49 refunds after New Year's Eve snafu

The CTA last week issued refunds to 2,500 passengers who erroneously swiped their Chicago Card Plus during the time the CTA was offering rides for a penny on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. A CTA Tattler reader shared this email he got from the CTA: The CTA continued its tradition of offering penny... Read more »