Tag: fare cards

CTA moves step closer to credit/debit card use as smart card for fares

Someday soon you’ll be able to use you debit or credit card to pay CTA fares instead of the CTA-issued smart card – the Chicago Card or Chicago Card Plus. The CTA yesterday formally issued a Request for Proposal on the design, implementation, and operation of its so-called open fare collection system. (CTA Tattler wrote... Read more »

CTA to dump fare cards, move to credit cards, other fare modes

So long CTA-issued transit and smart cards. Hello contact-less credit cards, debit cards and prepaid cards for fare payments. Starting this month the CTA will look at all the options to put itself out of the business of providing fare payment cards. That includes “considering possible procedures, management and cost of the program,” according to... Read more »